Twitter Users Mock Trump Advisor's 'Alternative Facts' Comment
Jan 23, 2017 11:21 AM EST
A fact is something that has really occurred or is actually correct, as defined in the dictionary. But Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to President Donald Trump, seem to think otherwise. The Trump advisor's not-so-fact based comments in NBC's "Meet the Press" received a mockery among Twitter users and eventually became a trending topic in the social media platform.
During her interview with Chuck Todd on Sunday, the Trump advisor came to defend White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's statements in which he issued multiple falsehoods. Among which, he declared that there was a change in security measures this year and that Trump's inauguration gathered the largest audience to date, both in person and around the globe. Twitter users were quick to comment that such is actually not the case.
According to experts, Trump's audience were fewer than 200,000 people. The widely distributed side-by-side photographs, which was shared by many Twitter users following the presidential inauguration, showed the stark difference between the sparse crowd during Trump's inauguration and the record-setting crowd of Obama's first inauguration. The Trump advisor defended Spicer and said that people are saying that the statement is a falsehood but what he gave were alternative facts. Further, she suggested that Todd's insistence on the issue could affect the White House's treatment of the media.
As if Spicer's statements weren't enough to create news, Twitter users mocked the Trump advisor's comment and tore the idea of "alternative facts" noting that there are many ways in which the phrase could come in handy, CNET reports. Below are collected tweets from hashtag alternative facts:
officer I am not drunk, I am alternative sober, #alternativefacts
— kyle humble (@khumble14) January 22, 2017
I put Apple stickers on a brick so now it is an iPhone #alternativefacts — Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 22, 2017
— Andrea Chalupa (@AndreaChalupa) January 22, 2017