Salman Rushdie decodes Trump's secret: nationalists can't survive without a 'fake' history

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Outspoken author Salman Rushdie joins MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber, to discuss his new book ‘Quichotte,’ a fictional reimagining of 'Don Quixote' in the Trump era. Rushdie slams Trump, and leaders from India and Britain for ‘inventing a mythology of a false past.’ Though Rushdie’s novel is fictional, he tackles many realities, including the opioid crisis, which he says reflects the ‘loneliness in America’ from people ‘living isolated lives, seeking succor.’