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What Happened - Hillary Rodham Clinton

I am getting mad all over again.

 

Here are some good quotes.

 

In 2005, Stephen Colbert coined the word "truthiness," inspired by how Fox News was turning politics into an evidence-free zone of seething resentments.

 

But Trump has taken the war on truth to a whole new level. If he stood up tomorrow and declared that the Earth is flat, his counselor Kellyanne Conway just might go on Fox News and defend it as an "alternative fact," and too many people would believe it. Just look at what happened several weeks into his presidency when Trump falsely accused President Obama of having wiretapped him, a claim that was widely and quickly debunked.

 

Trump's inaugural address was aimed squarely at millions of Americans who felt insecure and frustrated, even hopeless, in a changing economy and society. A lot of people were looking for someone to blame. Too many saw the world in zero-sum terms, believing that gains made by fellow Americans they viewed as "other" --people of color, immigrants, women, LGBT people, Muslims--were not earned and must be coming at someone's expense.

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