There is no such thing as “alternative facts”

Facts are facts. They’re objective measurements. It’s data.

There are facts, and there are lies.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/22/donald-trump-kellyanne-conway-inauguration-alternative-facts 

Donald Trump’s team defends ‘alternative facts’ after widespread protests

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“This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” said Spicer, in one of several statements contradicted by photographs and transit data. “These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong.”

Kellyanne Conway, a senior White House aide, told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday Spicer had merely been offering “alternative facts”, a phrase that was received with widespread astonishment.

Their remarks followed an estimated 2.6 million people in cities across the US attending protests in the form of women’s marches. Demonstrators targeted Trump, who is accused of sexually harassing and assaulting more than a dozen women and was recorded boasting about groping women by the crotch.

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