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The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think - The Washington Post

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'The president-elect’s inner circle is now utterly dismissing the existence of facts.'  We used to say that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts. 'But now it’s time to cross another bridge — into a world without facts. Or, more precisely, where facts do not matter a whit.'  In the new world of Donald Trump, everyone has their “facts.” 'On live radio Wednesday morning, Scottie Nell Hughes sounded breezy as she drove a stake into the heart of knowable reality:“There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore, of facts,” she declared on “The Diane Rehm Show” on Wednesday. Hughes, a frequent surrogate for President-elect Donald Trump and a paid commentator for CNN during the campaign, kept on defending that assertion at length.

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