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2020 Time Capsule #9: ‘That Woman in Michigan’

Just before the 2016 election, and then again after its results became clear, I did a series of Atlantic items on a challenge I thought the press was not prepared for.The challenge was dealing with a major political figure—Donald Trump—who fit no previous pattern of how presidents or other major figures conceived of “truth” versus “lies.”All politicians, like all people, will lie about matters large and small. But most politicians, like most people, usually lie for a reason. They want to avoid blame, or embarrassment. They want someone to like or treat them better. They want to paint themselves in …read more

Source:: The Atlantic