James Taranto: Trump and the Facts

Wall Street Journal – His detractors commit empirical overstretch.

The New York Times’s Timothy Egan ended last week on a grumpy note, with a column bemoaning that too many Americans are “politically illiterate—and functional. Which is to say, they will vote despite being unable to accept basic facts needed to process this American life.”

Take a wild guess as to which presidential candidate Egan sees as exemplary of the trend. That’s right:

Trump, who says he doesn’t read much at all, is both a product of the epidemic of ignorance and a main producer of it. He can litter the campaign…

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