Kellyanne Conway Offers ‘Alternative Facts’ To Defend Sean Spicer

“Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts,” said Kellyanne Conway, adding “there’s no way to quantify crowd numbers.”

On the very first day of Donald Trump’s presidency, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer opened his time with a lie. Yet the president’s “spokescobra” still defended him.

Spicer, on Saturday, delivered a five-minute statement riddled with multiple falsehoods, including one in which he stated, “this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”

"These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong," he continued.

However, experts estimated Trump’s audience to be less than 200,000 and shared side-by-side photos highlighting the contrast between Trump’s inauguration and Barack Obama’s record breaking 2009 crowd.

NBC News host Chuck Todd spoke to Kellyanne Conway on “Meet The Press” and asked her why Donald Trump felt the need to send out his press secretary and tell a petty lie about this trivial fact. In reply, Conway claimed Spicer did not utter “falsehoods” but was actually giving “alternative facts.”

“You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving — Sean Spicer, our press secretary — gave alternative facts,” she said.

Todd responded by calling the lie “ridiculous” and stating, “Alternative facts aren't facts, they are falsehoods.”

"Your job is not to call things ridiculous that are said by our press secretary and our president. That's not your job," Conway replied. “I don't think you can prove those numbers one way or another. There's no way to quantify crowd numbers.”

Soon after the interview, social media predictably slammed Conway by coming up with their own “alternative facts.”












And since it’s not yet apparent whether Conway understood what “facts” mean, Merriam-Webster dictionary laid it out to her in plain English:

When the dictionary is trolling you, you know you messed up bigly.

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