Perspective | The disinformation system that Trump unleashed will outlast him. Here’s what reality-based journalists must do about it.

November 20, 2020 ☼ trumplies

Source: The Washington Post - Link

President Trump didn’t create the media cesspool that he’ll bequeath to a troubled nation. He just made it exponentially worse — not only with his own constant lies but with his ability to spread the ugliness.

Just days ago, he tweeted out a debunked conspiracy theory that a company that makes voting machines had deleted millions of Trump votes. And though he — barring true disaster — will leave office in January, the widespread disinformation system that he fostered will live on.

This is going to be ugly for a long time, and may actually lead the disintegration of the US.