Trumpism is a result of the mythology of white supremacy and American Exceptionalism beginning to crumble, leaving adherents and beneficiaries to rally to a weaponized nostalgia that will protect their power and reignite old “truths”.

Put more simply. It’s fascism.
We’ve gotten so used to comparing truths and lies that we’ve forgotten that fascism relies on “deeper truths” that transcend evidence or shared reality. The lies are useful as weapons against political opponents, and so they don’t care if they’re actually true.
Also, Republicans cannot compete electorally within objective reality and have created an alternate reality brimming with white supremacist paranoia that benefits them and also gives white supremacists a convenient lie to legitimize violence.

The lies are about power.
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