These aren't alternative facts. This is alternative logic.
Trump's lies have consequences. 48 hrs after his comments on Sweden, riots broke out in an immigrant community. https://t.co/1k2BOl2jdw— Robert Reich (@RBReich) February 21, 2017
Trump referenced Muslim migrant violence in Sweden. Then Muslim violence was reported on in Sweden. Despite the media's attitude, this was not some sort of new event. This Muslim no-go zone had seen even worse Muslim violence and disorder than this in the past.
So what exactly is Robert Reich, Bill Clinton's former Labor Secretary who got paid $235,791 a year from a public university at UC-Berkeley to teach a course on “Wealth and Poverty”, contending?
That Trump somehow caused the riots, even though no one is seriously claiming that they had anything to do with him? After calling Trump's comments a lie, Reich blames him for the truth of what actually happened.
But Reich some time ago descended into conspiracy theories and the bizarre realms of alternative logic. A former cabinet member insists on Twitter that Trump won't last a full term and is mentally ill. This might be a classic case of projection.
The left doesn't want to deal with the truth and it seeks out people who will pander to its delusions. It's easier not to deal with Muslim violence. And to shoot the messenger.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.