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Why Trump Lies Series; Part 2 - editorial

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'I n the U.S. truth is as vital a part of the civic, social and intellectual culture as justice and liberty. Our civilization is premised on the conviction that such a thing as truth exists, that it is knowable, that it is verifiable, that it exists independently of authority or popularity and it will prevail.Even American leaders who lie generally know the difference between their statements and the truth. The insult that Donald Trump brings to the equation is an apparent disregard for fact so profound as to suggest that he may not see much practical distinction between lies, if he believes they serve him, and the truth.He targets the darkness, anger and insecurity that hide in each of us and harnesses them for his own purposes  He has a remarkable instinct for discerning which conspiracy theories in which quasi-news source, will turn into ratings gold.'

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