On Thursday, Scottie Nell Hughes, who acts as a surrogate for Donald Trump, issued a jaw-dropping statement when she appeared on the The Diane Rehm Show: facts no longer exist.
Hughes pontificated, “There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore as facts.”
Per Daily Wire Editor-In-Chief Ben Shapiro’s mantra “Facts don’t care about your feelings,” if Hughes is correct, then apparently we must now care deeply about people’s feelings.
Here is Hughes’ astonishing train of thought in toto, which was launched into the realm of lunacy from a discussion regarding Trump’s statement that three million undocumented immigrants voted in the presidential election for his rival, Hillary Clinton:
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 truth. There's no such thing, unfortunately, anymore as facts. And so Mr. Trump's tweet, amongst a certain crowd—a large part of the population—are truth. When he says that millions of people illegally voted, he has some—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 that there are no facts to back it up.
Politico reporter Glenn Thrush, astounded, responded, "There are no objective facts? I mean that is an absolutely outrageous assertion. Of course there are. There is no widespread proof that 3 million people voted illegally.”
Earlier this week, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski admitted Trump played fast and loose with the truth during the campaign but the public understood he was making things up, saying, “This is the problem with the media. You guys took everything that Donald Trump said so literally. The American people didn’t. They understood it. They understood that sometimes — when you have a conversation with people, whether it’s around the dinner table or at a bar — you’re going to say things, and sometimes you don’t have all the facts to back it up.”
As Shapiro commented in 2014:
Hughes’ flight into craziness starts at 2:16, below: