Donald Trump may be the closest thing to a human Yo-Yo we’ve ever seen (other than Yo-Yo Ma, of course). It seems like for the past week he has literally flipped his position 100% on Russian interference every single day. First he believes his intelligence agencies, then he denies what they say. And now he’s made his strongest statement yet, calling it all a hoax:
So President Obama knew about Russia before the Election. Why didn’t he do something about it? Why didn’t he tell our campaign? Because it is all a big hoax, that’s why, and he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018
In the book 1984, Orwell includes this passage: “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” Trump has taken that book not to be a warning of a fascist future but a guidebook for creating one.