Hillary: People in Power Inventing ‘Their Own Facts’ ‘Can Mark the Beginning of the End of a Free Society’

During her commencement address at Wellesley College, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stated, “there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason.” And, after referencing Trump administration statements about the Inauguration crowd’s size, said, “when people in power invent their own facts, and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society.”

Clinton told the students they were graduating “at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason. Just log on to social media for ten seconds, it will hit you right in the face. People denying science, concocting elaborate hurtful conspiracy theories about child abuse rings operating out of pizza parlors, drumming up rampant fear about undocumented immigrants, Muslims, minorities, the poor.”

She added, “Some are even denying things we can see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds, and then defending themselves by talking about ‘alternative facts.'”

Clinton further argued, “[W]hen people in power invent their own facts, and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society.”

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