Andrew Sullivan: Trump ‘Incapable of Accepting Reality’

Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” contributing editor to New York magazine Andrew Sullivan said of President Donald Trump, “To have such an unstable figure, incapable of accepting reality, at the center of the world, is an extremely dangerous thing.”

Sullivan said “Any liberal democracy, any constitutional democracy, relies upon something we call the objective truth. Some politicians lie, but they always do it in a way that pays some sort of deference to reality. What we have discovered is in the last three weeks, this president, rather like he did on the campaign trail, simply insists that black is white. Things we can see with our own eyes, like the size of his inauguration crowd, are not exactly what we’re seeing.”

“He’s able to command his underlings to go out there and say things that are untrue,” he continued. “This is not about politics or ideology. There are some things he believes in, like a more restrained America around the world, immigration control, that I’m sympathetic to. It’s about the ability for the president, to tell the truth, and for us to believe it. To have such an unstable figure, incapable of accepting reality, at the center of the world, is an extremely dangerous thing.”

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