14 “alternative facts” for the Trump administration to chew on
Donald Trump’s presidency is off to a rocky start. Not only was his poorly attended inauguration on Friday overshadowed by the Women’s March the following day (which drew nearly 3 million people nationwide), but he had his Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, blatantly lie to reporters about the inauguration attendance numbers, claiming Trump had the “largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” despite clear photographic evidence, metro data, and TV ratings numbers to the contrary.
If that wasn’t pathetic enough, Kellyanne Conway then went on Meet The Press to defend Spicer’s lies. “Sean Spicer gave ‘alternative facts,’” she insisted. Naturally, Twitter had a field day with this. An #alternativefacts hashtag began trending, with people offering their own ridiculous interpretations to facts they find inconvenient.
Scroll down for some of our favorite #alternativefacts tweets…
I'm a masc 4 masc daddy who spends weekends in weho sippin' vodka sodas with my bros. #ALTERNATIVEFACTS ????
— Kory DeSoto (@Korsoto) January 23, 2017
Icebergs are disappearing because polar bears are eating them #alternativefacts
— David Belz (@dmdb44) January 23, 2017
I stuck an extension cord in my gas tank so now my car is electric. #AlternativeFacts
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) January 22, 2017
Grabbing by pussy meant he was trying to pet their cats. #alternativefacts
— Mike Signorile (@MSignorile) January 22, 2017
WE WILL WIN GRAMMYS IN EVERY CATEGORY THIS YEAR #alternativefacts
— DNCE (@DNCE) January 23, 2017
'Nobody has more respect for women than me, believe me.'
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) January 23, 2017
Hillary is president right now. I choose to believe this. #alternativefacts
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) January 22, 2017
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) January 23, 2017
I was born a woman #alternativefacts
— Katya (@katya_zamo) January 22, 2017
officer I am not drunk, I am alternative sober, #alternativefacts
— kyle humble (@khumble14) January 22, 2017
So I'm gonna send my landlord a fiver and say I'm paying "alternative rent." That'll be cool, right? #alternativefacts
— Bill Loehfelm (@BillLoehfelm) January 23, 2017
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) January 22, 2017
— Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) January 22, 2017
One million people wear invisibility cloaks to inauguration #alternativefacts
— Laura Kay (@cclaurak) January 23, 2017
And then, of course, there’s this tweet from the all-knowing Merriam-Webster dictionary itself…
?A fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality. https://t.co/gCKRZZm23c
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 22, 2017