When I was growing up, we lived down the street from a German woman who denied the Holocaust had ever happened. I couldn’t understand her denial, in the face of photographs and testimony from concentration camp victims, the soldiers who liberated them, and the existence of thousands of mass graves in Germany.

I now understand the phenomenon after reading similar denials by Trump followers of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. Case in point: Tom Kurilich claims that Robert Muller “has yet to come up with a single shred of evidence of collusion.” Seriously?

U.S. intelligence agencies unanimously concluded that Russia hacked the email of the DNC, created thousands of fake social media accounts, and tried to infiltrate state voter registration systems to help Trump win; Trump himself called on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails during his campaign; four Trump officials have been charged with lying about their contacts with Russia, and three have pleaded guilty. The list just gets longer.

It would seem that no matter how much evidence there is, some individuals simply cannot admit they put their faith in the wrong person.

Blair Bateman, Provo