Last week, Joe Biden defined much of current American politics in the simplest possible way.
"We choose truth over facts". Sounds utterly daft, because by definition, truth is fact, whereas "facts" that are not true aren't facts, but fiction. Nevertheless, it fits the extremist mindset perfectly. What is "true" is what conforms to how they think the world should be - whether or not the world really is that way. If it's not the way they want the world to be then, even if it's factually true, it's not "the truth" - which, of course, only they possess.