Thursday, December 01, 2016

Donald Trump spokesperson comes right and says that there "is no such thing as facts."

Scottie Nell Hughes
So this is from an appearance on NPR's "Diane Rehm Show."

The guests are Atlantic editor James Fallows, Politico‘s Glenn Thrush and Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post, along with Trump spokesperson Scottie Nell Hughes.

Here is the exchange:  

REHM Now I know you've been listening since the top of the program, and I'm sure you've heard James Fallows talk about lies that Donald Trump has put out there in tweets, in things he's said. What do you make of that? 

HUGHES Well, I think it's also an idea of an opinion. And that's -- on one hand I hear half the media saying that these are lies, but on the other half there are many people that go, no, it's true. And so 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 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...

And there you have it, the very thing that I have been predicting since before Trump won this election.

Now that he is in power facts no longer have any value.

All that matters is what you believe, what you want to believe, and what those in power want you to believe.

By the way if this batshit crazy lunatic seems familiar it may be because she was brilliantly parodied by Saturday Night Live back in April.

And now these are the people who are in charge.

Holy shit!


  1. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Sorry, OT, but did anyone hear Lardass mention SCOTUS and pro-life during his rally? I had to miss part. I never heard him mention this.


  2. Chenagrrl4:47 PM

    My favorite part...."a glass of half-full water." Rehm must have been strumming her lips. Is this the Miss Teen South Carolina who has that great "they don't have maps."

  3. Casey Parker5:10 PM

    Well "Scottie Nell" (ya gotta love that name!) was right about one thing...Crazy don't break!

  4. Anonymous5:18 PM

    Omg!!! Exon for sec of state? Omg!!!
    This is govt not a company! Oh gee, nkorea just nuke is now.

  5. Anonymous5:55 PM

    How can the media say why is not americans did├żurbed by russisn intervention?
    No one is out there talking to people.
    Msybr they wouldvfi d prople are trying to get by, trying to live within theur mesns! Omg, get a clue dems. Even though some get a raise then prices rise so any raise is gone. Life is tough for majoruty of people.

  6. Anonymous5:55 PM

    Sorry that was o/t.

  7. Randall5:56 PM

    So truth may be subjective, that is, point of view can change validity and subjectivity might possibly alter factuality and while what might have been said during a campaign could have been true at the time, the election changed the verisimilitude of the outlook.
    Orwell missed it by roughly thirty years.

    1. Anonymous8:27 PM

      Truth is always subjective. Facts on the other hand, are not.

  8. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Sounds like she took the same "Word Salad For Dummies" class as Palin.

  9. I wish Scottie Nell Hughes and her ilk would interpret the effects of gravity for me by jumping off of the Trump Tower. From my perspective, that would be the ideal way to deal with the fact of their blatant stupidity.

    1. Anonymous9:27 PM

      That is the best idea I've heard in a good while!

  10. Anonymous6:13 PM

    Idiocracy...we are living it now. A post-fact society.

  11. Anonymous6:24 PM

    I was hoping she'd fallen off a cliff. I hadn't seen her in a while on CNN. I turn on CNN to see people like Van Jones and hate that the blond ditzes and Jeffrey Lord are always on, but it can be worth putting up with to hear someone with intelligence speak.

    Gotta add. She's manly in the way Plain is.

  12. Anonymous6:53 PM

    His surrogates glibly lie and distort and the sea of gullible dim witted deplorables believe. They are low income failures for a reason and it isn't because of minorities.

  13. Anonymous6:58 PM

    Is that Scottie Nell Hughes real smile or photo-shopped joke?

    I am looking forward to the Palin trial or hearing. That is if it is not a joke.


  14. Anonymous7:51 PM

    Somebody needs to get a copy of that Hitler's speeches book that Cheeto Jeebus loves so much and send yo the 3 or 4 MSNBC talking heads whose heads aren't up their asses. They can then compare what Don the Con says to those speeches.

    Wanna bet they match up pretty well? Both are little more than carnival barkers.

  15. Anonymous8:00 PM

    It was sick having to see on CNN today a group of Trump supporters speaking totally out their asses about what is and isn't true. This plus the Hughes piece and various brief interviews with rally fans today make me want to vomit. I cannot believe the state of the Republican American mind in 2016. Ever since Gingrich was first elected to the House things have gone downhill, but it's still mind-blowing to hear the stupidity well into the 21st century. I'm glad there's finally light being shone on the huge problem out there about facts versus made-up news, but it's too late this time around.

    1. Anonymous8:03 PM

      I honestly don't know how ANY of them sleep at night.

  16. I'd like Kellie to be here on the 15th when my credit card statement is ready. If she can convince Capitol One there's no such thing as facts, I might start to believe her too.

    1. slipstream11:15 PM

      No such thing as facts? When the IRS calls and asks me about the numbers I wrote on my 1040, I hope Kellie backs me up.

  17. Hedgewytch8:55 PM

    Unfortunately for those who refuse to believe in facts, the reality based world has a way of slapping them right up the side of their heads. Unfortunately, it might take a few innocent people out with them.

    The Republicans own this mess, its going to get ugly. And we thought the Bush Jr. years were bad....

    1. Anonymous4:07 AM

      In this mess, they're going to take millions of people, if not billions, along for their long ride to reality.

  18. Anonymous9:31 PM

    With no facts, I am always right. I don't need to prove it, I only need to shout louder than you.

  19. Anonymous9:44 PM

    Good article that goes over how Obama helped Indiana and they simply don't remember and now deny he ever did help them. Stupid, stupid Republicans:

  20. Where does he find all of these whackadoo, fact-free blondes with oversized lower jaws?

    1. Anonymous4:06 AM

      I've been wondering why so many conservative women look alike and sound alike, as if they all come off a cookie-cutter assembly line. Blond (or at least blondish), long hair, dim wits. It all goes together.

  21. Trump picks Mad Dog Mattis for Sec. of Defense. But they'll need a waiver from Congress to do it. Gee, think that will be a problem?

    "The 66-year old general, whose nicknames include “Mad Dog” and “Warrior Monk,” was unexpectedly replaced as head of U.S. Central Command in 2013 amid disagreements with the Obama administration over his aggressive posture toward Iran. According to Foreign Policy, Mattis “pushed the civilians so hard on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action” against the Iranian regime.

    Mattis will face a legal obstacle if he decides to take the job. Federal law prohibits commissioned officers from serving as secretary of defense until seven years after active duty. Congress passed the law in 1950, after Gen. George C. Marshall was appointed to the job. The spirit of the law meant to ensure civilian control over the military ― often seen as a tradition among liberal democracies.

    Congress will need to pass legislation exempting Mattis from the statute ― a task that ought to be easy for Republicans, who control both chambers."

    One Republican likely to vote no is Justin Amash of Michigan. Probably the last Republican with integrity.

    "When Donald Trump proposed a year of jail or loss of citizenship for burning the flag, this congressman said no president should be allowed to “burn the First Amendment.”

    When Trump said only the media thinks his potential conflicts of interest are “a big deal,” he quote tweeted the president-elect to say that it was indeed a big deal, affixing Trump’s hashtag, #draintheswamp.

    And when Trump indicated he would nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general, he said he was “deeply concerned” by the pick.

    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) says it’s not difficult for him to criticize Trump. He’s just being consistent."

  22. Here's a conflict of interest no one in the media is talking about.

    Gee, I wonder which way Trump will decide?

    "Pretty soon, Donald Trump may get to decide whether 4 million workers will get extra pay when they work long hours. You might say the president-elect has a dog in this fight. After all, some of those people surely work for Trump and his children.

    It’s a perfect illustration of the president-elect’s thicket of conflicts ― all the more so because it’s not as glaring as some of the others.

    Earlier this year, President Barack Obama reformed our country’s overtime rules to make them more generous to workers. Under the changes, pretty much any salaried worker who earns less than $47,476 per year will be guaranteed time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Under the old rules, you had to earn less than $23,660 to be certain you were entitled to overtime pay.

    Because of the changes, the White House estimates that 4.2 million additional workers will be covered by the overtime rules, making this a monumental labor reform. Where it works as planned, salaried employees will be taking home bigger paychecks, or working more reasonable hours as their employers try to avoid the time-and-a-half overtime premium."

    "But as the overtime rule shows, potential conflicts may arise anywhere Trump is helping to set employment policy. He will be filling positions at agencies tasked with policing Trump workplaces, including the Labor Department (which has investigated the Trumps over wage theft allegations) and the National Labor Relations Board (whose general counsel has accused the Trumps of union-busting). Mitt Romney may have gotten his counsel from guys who sign paychecks. But Trump is the guy who signs paychecks."

  23. Anonymous3:23 AM

    Reminder to Hillary supporters complaining about the popular vote... There were 7 states where Bernie won the popular vote, but did not receive the majority of delegates, you fucking hypocrites!

  24. Anonymous3:58 AM


    Is coming up


    Or if SARAH PALIN is announced to be the Secretary of Veterans Affairs is our PEARL HARBOR?

  25. Anonymous7:01 AM

    Now that he is in power facts no longer have any value.
    Only if the media and the rest of us allow this to happen.

    People need to start boycotting the liars, like FOX, CNN and other media liars. Hit them where it counts in the pocket book.

  26. Anonymous8:22 PM

    Of course, we all know that when the cookie crumbles and the s--t hits the fan, it's all Obamo'a fault. Of course.
    Good luck, Trumpeters - now we all get dragged down because of your collective big finger in the sky.


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