White House "Fact Sheet" on Trump's First 500 Days Is Astounding

The White House has issued a "Fact Sheet" detailing all the successes [sic] of Donald Trump's first 500 days in office, and we all need to be completely blunt about what it is.

It's rank authoritarian propaganda published on the White House website.

First, we have to deal with how it starts:

screen cap of top of document, with text reading: 'FACT SHEETS | President Donald J. Trump's 500 Days of American Greatness | Issued on: June 4, 2018 | 'Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free.' - President Donald J. Trump'

That really sets the stage for what follows — which is a collection of "facts," some of which are naked lies and others of which are cherry-picked and decontextualized to the point that they might as well be naked lies.

To wit:

It goes on and on like that, written by and for cultists with zero regard for the truth or anything resembling reality. The only "reality" that matters is the one they create.

Despite its aggressive dishonesty, this straight-up copy+paste authoritarian dispatch will not be fact-checked prominently on every news site/channel today. It will be astonishing if it even gets a passing mention.

As I said in comments earlier today: We are witnessing the demise of democracy globally, and our media isn't talking about it.

Donald Trump continues to endeavor to harm us, and the press continues to fail us.

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