President Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway is facing significant online mockery on Sunday over a statement she made about “alternative facts” during an interview.
Conway was speaking with Chuck Todd on Meet The Press when she was asked about why Sean Spicer used his debut as White House Press Secretary to attack the media and push a “provable falsehood.” Conway defended Spicer by saying that reporters shouldn’t get so “overly dramatic,” and that Spicer was presenting “alternative facts” at the time.
Todd went on to grill Conway’s “alternative facts” defense, which became a hashtag that was subject to media scrutiny and Twitter ridicule:
Some people used the hashtag to shake their heads at Conway’s deflection:
Someone convinced me to give Trump 100 days. I took a breath and agreed to try. Day 1, #alternativefacts, and I am done. Game on.
— Jimmy Wales (@jimmy_wales) January 22, 2017
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 22, 2017
— Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) January 22, 2017
But mostly, people used it to come up with their own ways of interpreting reality:
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) January 22, 2017
White people invented rap. #AlternativeFacts
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) January 22, 2017
#alternativefacts is perhaps the greatest Real Housewives term I have ever heard. I can't believe we haven't heard it on a reunion
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 22, 2017
— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) January 22, 2017
Now I’m waiting for students to start arguing that their exam answers aren’t wrong, but rather just #alternativefacts.
— Thanasis Kinias (@tkinias) January 22, 2017
Hillary is president right now. I choose to believe this. #alternativefacts
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) January 22, 2017
Oh, that Nazi that got punched in the head? That wasn't a punch. That was an alternative hug. There. Fixed it. #AlternativeFacts
— Shannyn Moore (@shannynmoore) January 22, 2017
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) January 22, 2017
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) January 22, 2017
Donald Trump's father hugged him. #alternativefacts
— Jen Statsky (@jenstatsky) January 22, 2017
officer I am not drunk, I am alternative sober, #alternativefacts
— kyle humble (@khumble14) January 22, 2017
I stuck an extension cord in my gas tank so now my car is electric. #AlternativeFacts
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) January 22, 2017
— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) January 22, 2017
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