re·al·i·ty noun. The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. "he refuses to face reality"
Americans began their Sunday with the news that the staggering pandemic death toll, seemingly beyond dispute, was being questioned by their own president. Not over 180,000 coronavirus deaths, only 9,000 since they were old and would have died anyway, according to Trump.—NY Times