The levels of fake news and whataboutism he helped blossom into real threats to logic and reason are capitalizing on a lack of civic knowledge and engagement. Increasing numbers of Americans are susceptible to believing anything but the truth without any skepticism. It is creating an environment that empowers both his myth-making and supporters.
Well, think about it. If the Democratic Party had not vacated rural America, there would not be such fertile ground for someone like Trump to take advantage. It’s no surprise that they feel as if they know him; he was in their living rooms for decades selling the other big cons of his narrative . . . that he was a strong leader, that he was successful at business.