Trump said that Obama
was born in Kenya; he wasn’t, and saying it didn’t make it true. Trump said that his inauguration crowd was
the largest in history; it wasn’t, and saying it didn’t make it true. Trump said that climate change was a Chinese hoax; saying it doesn't make it true.
Trump now says
that the USA has withdrawn from the Paris climate change accords; many American
businesses and individual states have either complied with, or have invested
time and resources into compliance.
These American entities are unlikely to trash those investments and
immediately start pumping CO2 out as fast as they can. Trump saying that we have pulled out of the
agreement does not make it substantively true.
Have we fallen into the Trumpian delusion that when he says something it
has to be true? I think we have. Is his
disease communicable? I hope not.