A Lie By Any Other Name

The Guardian:Rattled by the country’s biggest political demonstrations since the Vietnam war, Trump and his aides spent an extraordinary first weekend in office falsely claiming that record numbers of people had attended his swearing-in on Friday.”

Press secretary Sean Spicer: “This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period.”

“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,” The Guardian reported.

“While the topic of the inauguration attendance was trivial, that Trump’s team was immediately willing to deny reality from the world’s most powerful office alarmed figures across the political spectrum.”

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