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Aug082018

POLITICS/MEDIA: President Donald Trump, "alternative facts"/ "facts develop"?: Commentary (Aaron Blake), "'Facts develop': The Trump team's new 'alternative facts'-esque ways to explain its falsehoods" ....

***President Donald Trump, "alternative facts"/'facts develop"?

* Washington Post (Aaron Blake):  "'Facts develop': The Trump team's new 'alternative facts'-esque ways to explain its falsehoods" - From the WP:

As president, Donald Trump has uttered more than 4,000 falsehoods or misleading statements. And the spokespeople and advisers tasked with squaring Trump's version of reality with actual reality must often contort themselves accordingly. Early in the administration, this meant Kellyanne Conway talking about how the administration had “alternative facts.” Later, it was Sean Spicer explaining that he didn't “knowingly” lie to the American people.

On Sunday, they tried a couple of new tacks: asserting that “facts develop” and saying that the president “misspoke” — while saying something he has said dozens of times.

The first came on ABC News's “This Week.”. . . . . . . .

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On another Sunday show ..................