This seems to be the tactic on the Right these days: deny the truth, ignore evidence, repeat whatever lie justifies your bigotry and hate, and when people point out that what you are saying is not actually true, repeat the lies louder.
"The president didn't join in," Kevin McCarthy said when asked if Trump should have stopped the "send her back" chants targeting Ilhan Omar last night.— POLITICO (@politico) July 18, 2019
"You want to try to hold him accountable for something in a big audience?" he continued. "I think that's an unfair position" pic.twitter.com/yfUHPIfzVU
Obviously, this isn't a new problem. I remember the same tactics being used when the Bill Clinton was governor here. I remember when Rush Limbaugh and Fox News were brand-new. I remember the birth of Breitbart.
The difference is, in those days, only truly ignorant people repeated such vile nonsense. Now it's mainstream.
And now it's pointless to try to reason with such people. They will just lie louder and more viciously. Facts don't matter.
So it's hard to know what to do.