I’m sure. I’d call it “systemic gaslighting”. And though Trump is far from the first to do it, he’s definitely the best. Because we are, as a nation, falling for it. The fact that there are single voices in what I can only imagine are the hundreds of thousands calling out this behavior (and yes, I am projecting numbers that may be grossly inaccurate--but the number doesn’t change the reality…that we are getting spoonfed an alternate reality), getting silenced with responses that largely ignore the accusation and instead mount unrelated counter attacks, is a testament to how wildly successful this tactic has been for him.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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