Colbert: ‘The Idea that Facts Don’t Exist Anymore Is Actually Scary to Me’

‘If there are no facts anymore, then there is nothing to agree upon and so we can’t agree’

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COLBERT: "Well, that’s the interesting thing. It’s not like many years ago, I coined this word called truthiness about how — preferring to believe what feels true to you rather than what you know the facts to be, but to very importantly say that you know the facts to be and then there’s post-truth, which is not associated with the facts. As a matter of fact, one of Trump’s surrogates, Scottie Nell Hughes, said that facts don’t matter anymore, that there are no facts. That’s truly in a whole new world. That’s — that’s before God said let there be light. That’s absolute chaos. And that scares me, the idea that facts don’t exist anymore is actually scary to me, whereas if there are no facts anymore, then there is nothing to agree upon and so we can’t agree. You can’t build anything."

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