Kellyanne Conway just accidentally revealed Donald Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ strategy.
Appearing on Meet The Press Sunday, Conway, counselor to President Trump, said that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not lie when he claimed Saturday that Trump’s inauguration boasted “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period,” —despite evidence to the contrary. But what she said next has now gone viral.
Pressed by Meet the Press host Chuck Todd repeated demands that she explain why Trump would ask Spicer to tell a falsehood, Conway brushed aside his concern. “You’re saying it’s a falsehood,” she said, but actually Spicer simply “gave alternative facts.”
“Wait, ‘alternative facts’?” Todd sputtered in disbelief. “Look, alternative facts are not facts. They’re falsehoods.” From there, Conway shifted the discussion to a list of statistics about the state of the nation before suggesting there is no way to really know the truth about the size of the inaugural crowd because “we all know” that type of math is impossible.
Watch the exchange in the video below: