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Trump Aide, US Press Clash Over 'Alternative Facts'

Is there such a thing?
by Andrei Medina | Jan 23, 2017
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US President Donald Trump was inaugurated over the weekend as their country’s 45th leader but somehow, things soon went sour between his top aide and the media after so-called “alternative facts” were uttered by the former.

It all started when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated that the crowd that attended Trump’s inauguration was the largest ever, NBC News reports.

But experts weighed in and debunked this, saying that Trump’s audience turnout was definitely lower than former President Barack Obama’s historic first inauguration rites in 2009.

Just take a look at these comparative photos:

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd then questioned Kellyanne Conway, President Trump's counselor, regarding this statement during a live interview.

“Answer the question of why did the president asked the White House press secretary to come out in front of the podium for the first time and utter a falsehood?” he questioned.

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This didn’t sit well with Conway who first told Todd that they might need to assess their working relationship if he kept speaking that way.


“Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You're saying it's a falsehood and Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that,” she said.

We’re not really sure here what to make of Conway’s “alternative facts” remark but it does remind us of something similar that happened locally regarding an issue about the Mamasapano incident supposedly having an “alternative truth” as to how it all went down.

Here’s the heated exchange between Conway and Todd.


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