The New York Times reported last night
that Donald Trump wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, but backed down when the White House counsel threatened to quit.

Trump: Fake news.


Fox News: Nothing to see here (while the story was breaking, they were talking about a meeting between Barack Obama and Louis Farrakhan more than a decade ago).

Sean Hannity: Untrue. Later, OK, it’s true, but nothing to see here. (see video).


The daily question: Does anything Trump does harm him with “his base”? Or has tribalism taken us to a world in which facts don’t count?