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Trump's Fake News

Donald Trump's list of "fake news" stories he has started or promoted is long and well-known. From claiming Barack Obama was not an American citizen, to his statement he saw Muslims cheering after the attacks on 9/11, each has provoked outrage from those who believed him as well as those who thought they were out-and-out lies.

 

The resilience of these stories has caused many to believe we are now living in a Post-Truth era, where truth is meaningless. For years, the American people have had to deal with political "spin" —ferreting out the truth from statements delivered by politicians and their operatives. Donald Trump has taken this to new heights.

 

Is this what we will have to look forward to for the next four years? When will the fulcrum return to a place where the veracity of a politician's word has some currency?

 

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Taken on January 16, 2017