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Kellyanne Conway Says Trump's Press Secretary Wasn't Lying — He Just Gave "Alternative Facts"

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Spicer also said that perhaps the size of the crowd was made more evident because this was the first time white covers had been placed on the Mall — but that's also wrong. Here's President Obama's 2013 inauguration:

Asked on Sunday about Spicer's decision to utter a falsehood in his very first press conference, Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said he merely offered "alternative facts."

"Alternative facts are not facts. They are falsehoods," Chuck Todd tells Pres. Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway t…

“You’re saying it’s a falsehood. And they’re giving — Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that,” she said on Meet the Press.

"Alternative facts?" host Chuck Todd responded incredulously. "Look, alternative facts are not facts. They're falsehoods."

"There's no way to really quantify crowds. We all know that," Conway said.

Pretty soon, #AlternativeFacts was a top trending topic on Twitter.

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


Did @KellyAnnePolls just say on #MeetThePress that @SeanSpicer's lies yesterday were #AlternativeFacts?! 😨 #WakeUpAmerica.

As a teacher, I would not accept "#alternativefacts" on an exam or in a historical essay. I'm hoping that, as citizens, we won't either.

Even the dictionary — THE DICTIONARY — subtweeted Conway.

📈A fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality.

Some tried to call "alternative facts" by their real name...

Here are some other fun words for #AlternativeFacts: Lies Falsehoods Fabrication Deception Deceit Tall Tale Dishonesty Fraudulence


Trump to English dictionary. Truth=Story that makes Trump look good Fake News=Story that makes Trump look bad Alternative Facts=Lies

But others came up with some "alternative facts" of their own...

KellyAnnConway: It wasn't raining on Trump's inauguration day, that was alternative sunshine. #alternativefacts

"I used to date Beyoncé." #alternativefacts

Student Loan Rep: You're behind on your payments Me: Let me offer some #alternativefacts

I'm not gay. I'm alternative straight. #alternativefacts

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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