Apparently, “fake news” is now “alternative fact.”
That means that Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, can lie about the numbers of people attending Trump’s inauguration – saying they had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.”
Obviously, that’s totally false. The crowds, in reality, were dismally small.
The only way that can be considered true is by a stretch of the imagination: given that more people have smartphones and Internet connection than ever before, technically it’s likely that more people saw pictures of the inauguration that any amount of people in the past.
But, again, that’s not what that sounds like and clearly not what the message is supposed to be. The message is supposed to be: Trump attracted huge crowds.
Now, Conway is calling their falsehoods “alternative facts.”
Here are some of the best responses so far:
- “Do you want your pilot using #alternativefacts about speed or altitude?”
- “President Trump was honored to have Prince and David Bowie perform at his inauguration. Springsteen cried. So jealous. #alternativefacts“
- “Wow #alternativefacts. This is so frightening. This is the scariest part of Trumps Presidency. When facts don’t matter anymore we all lose.“
- “I just saw Conway speak about #AlternativeFacts and I’m so completely disgusted. No, the worlds has facts. You don’t get to create the truth“
Seriously. SHARE if you agree that the Trump team can’t make up the truth!