Even if you ignored everything else about Trump, how is it possible for a country to tolerate a President that lives in a world of pretend — because he has the wealth to do so, coupled with that giant ego — and makes things up as a recipe for running the country. A rhetorical question is one thing. To see it play out in reality on something so insignificant is laughable. To imagine it play out with something that involves lives or livelihoods, hurts.

See the following exchange on Meet the Press reported in the link above:

It’s a discussion about White House press secretary Sean Spicer, on his first full day in that job, having taken to the podium and made easily disproved claims about the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd.

“Why put him out there for the very first time, in front of that podium, to utter a provable falsehood?” Chuck Todd asked Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president. “It’s a small thing, but the first time he confronts the public, it’s a falsehood?”

After some tense back and forth, Conway offered this:

Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You’re saying it’s a falsehood, and they’re giving — our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative facts to that. But the point really is —

At this point, a visibly exasperated Todd cut in. “Wait a minute. Alternative facts? Alternative facts? Four of the five facts he uttered . . . were just not true. Alternative facts are not facts; they’re falsehoods.”

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