Where will al­ter­nate re­al­ity lead?

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

Dana Mil­bank sug­gested in his Jan. 26 Wash­ing­ton Sketch col­umn, “‘Dead cat’ tac­tics al­low out­rages to fly un­der the radar,” that Pres­i­dent Trump’s in­sis­tence that mil­lions have voted il­le­gally in the face of a to­tal lack of ev­i­dence and his launch­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion of this fic­tional prob­lem are ef­forts to dis­tract the pub­lic from the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s con­tro­ver­sial pol­icy ini­tia­tives. But some­thing more fright­en­ing is go­ing on. In the al­ter­nate uni­verse con­structed out of the delu­sions in which the pres­i­dent op­er­ates, there re­ally were 5 mil­lion il­le­gal votes cast. There­fore, in this al­ter­nate uni­verse, com­plete with its al­ter­nate facts, an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was war­ranted. What hap­pens when, in this al­ter­nate uni­verse, Canada threat­ens a nu­clear attack on Chicago? Michael L. Goldberg, Ar­ling­ton

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