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.
Here is a copy of the directions issued by the Chief Justice requesting extensive information from parties on the SASSA social grants debacle: The Black Sash Trust v The Minister of Social Development and Others Founding AffidavitBACK TO TOP