Saturday, December 3, 2016

Trump Surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes Declares "There Are No Such Things As Facts"

In an interview on “The Diane Rehm Show,” Donald Trump supporter and CNN political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes declared "There Are No Such Things As Facts".

The statement came when Hughes was defending her boss' disproven tweet about "millions of people who voted illegally" in the presidential election.

Her exact word structure was as follows...

There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore of facts. And so Mr. Trump’s tweet amongst a certain crowd, a large — a large part of the population, are truth. When he says that millions of people illegally voted, he has some — in his — amongst him and his supporters, and people believe they have facts to back that up. Those that do not like Mr. Trump, they say that those are lies, and there’s no facts to back it up. So …

Wow... Wait, what?

After Hughes' word salad defense of Trump’s tweet she had plenty more crazy left up to spew out into the airwaves.

Here’s a riff on why her man's social media outbursts can’t be either corroborated or debunked...

One thing that has been interesting this entire campaign season to watch is that people that say facts are facts, they’re not really facts. Everybody has a way, it’s kind of like looking at ratings or looking at a glass of half-full water. Everybody has a way of interpreting them to be the truth or not true.

Hughes also pulled out old faithful and accused the media of bias and opinion-mongering. She used The Post’s David Fahrenthold's tireless reporting tactics to expose the truth about Trump’s bogus claims about his charitable giving...

Unfortunately people like Fahrenthold … they feel like putting their — interjecting their own opinion into it, so any facts that they might be able to report nobody believes because he’s interlaced his opinion in these other places,” 

Later in the show another guest, James Fallows of the Atlantic, pointed out a number of Trump falsehoods that arose during the campaign. This including the time Trump said that the NFL had sent him a letter complaining about debate dates and the conflicts they posed with football games. A lie that was disproven when the NFL said that it hadn’t sent him a letter...

After listening Fallows and Hughes had this mind-bending exchange...

Hughes...

Well, what’s interesting and what he just said, all those people he mentioned are known bias.

Fallows...

The NFL, the NFL is biased?

Hughes...

that’s the question that you have to ask right now.

Ahhhh... I got nothing.

Whether facts matter is up for debate but what is undeniable is for Scottie Neil Hughes reality does not matter.

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