US president Donald Trump greets supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Great Falls, Montana, on July 5. According to the Washington Post’s fact checkers, Trump has made more than 3,200 false or misleading claims since coming into office. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Donald Trump is a master manipulator of bias. The trouble is, we go along with it

David Dodwell says the apparently common human tendency to believe we alone see the world as it truly is, without bias or error, can be – and has been – easily manipulated to undermine fact-based policymaking

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US president Donald Trump greets supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Great Falls, Montana, on July 5. According to the Washington Post’s fact checkers, Trump has made more than 3,200 false or misleading claims since coming into office. Photo: AFP
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