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The Postmodern Presidency

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I remember 10 to 15 years ago, when one conservative talking point was that postmodernism was destroying western civilization. And then they realized they could just create their own truths. I have long called the Bush administration the first postmodern prescience, but Emperor Tangerine is going all in.

“You did not answer the question of why the president asked the White House press secretary to come out in front of the podium for the first time and utter a falsehood,” Todd interrupted. “Why did he do that? It undermines the credibility of the entire White House press office on day one.”

“No, it doesn’t. Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck,” Conway replied. “You’re saying it’s a falsehood, and they’re giving Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that. But the point really is—”

“Wait a minute. Alternative facts? Alternative facts?” Todd interjected, looking incredulous. “Four of the five facts he uttered were just not true.”

Conway tried to interrupt, but Todd continued.

“Look, alternative facts are not facts,” he said.

On the other hand, when you’ve lost Chuck Todd on the 3rd day of your presidency….

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