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'Facts don't matter': How Trump uses one of Putin's favorite propaganda tools

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President Donald Trump and his allies frequently use "whataboutism," an age-old Russian propaganda tool.
Experts say it allows the user to deflect criticism by drawing false equivalencies and shifting the narrative.
At its core, the main purpose of "whataboutism" is to "destroy the democratic values of the truth," one analyst said.
A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to slam Attorney General Jeff Sessions and special counsel Robert Mueller as the FBI's counterintelligence investigation over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow in 2016...
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