Trump’s electoral fiction floats free of verifiable reality. It is defended not so much by facts as by claims that someone else has made some claims. The sensibility is that something must be wrong because I feel it to be wrong, and I know others feel the same way. When political leaders such as Ted Cruz or Jim Jordan spoke like this, what they meant was: You believe my lies, which compels me to repeat them. Social media provides an infinity of apparent evidence for any conviction, especially one seemingly held by a president.
On perceived plans to place curbs on the judiciary, Zuma said [in an interview with Redi Tlhabi]: “No arm of government [can] be left alone”. Whether you talk about the legislature, the executive or the judiciary, these are three very vibrant arms of government. To say one is going to be left unattended to is incorrect,” he said. What this means in effect is anyone’s guess. – Ranjeni Munusamy bemoaning the awful vagueness of President Zuma’s answers in a live interview on Radio 702.BACK TO TOP