CNN minced no words in an on-screen graphic that accused the White House of spreading “lies” in response to Trump aide Kellyanne Conway’s insistence that falsehoods were actually “alternative facts.”
On Sunday, Conway came to the defense of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer after he blasted the press for reporting that the crowds at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration were significantly smaller than those at President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
“They’re saying it’s a falsehood and our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative facts to that,” Conway insisted to NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday.
During coverage of Conway’s remarks later in the morning on CNN, the network’s lower-third graphic offered a four word condemnation.
“‘Alternative Facts’ Are Lies,” the chyron read.
“Paving the way of this situation are movements like the birther movement that was embraced by Donald Trump,” Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet explained. “So if they want to look at the foundation of where this started, they could look in the mirror.”
Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast Jan. 22, 2017.
White House either lied or there was ‘gross mismanagement’ for not knowing Shanahan’s past: David Gergen
On Tuesday, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination as new details came to life about a violent series of domestic disputes within his family, including an incident in which he defended his son for assaulting his wife with a baseball bat.
Former White House official David Gergen scorned the idea that the White House and Senate Republicans were not aware of this information, noting that Shanahan was already confirmed to a high-ranking office in the Pentagon and would have already undergone a rigorous FBI background check.
Nancy Pelosi says White House attempt to block Hope Hicks testimony is ‘obstruction of justice’
President Donald Trump's White House is committing obstruction of justice by claiming Hope Hicks has "immunity" from testifying before Congress about her time in the administration and even transition.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked about the administration's contention by CNN congressional reporter Manu Raju.
Pelosi replied that it was, "obstruction of justice."
The answer could be important as Congressional precedence says that obstruction of justice is a high crime or misdemeanor worthy of impeachment.
Ocasio-Cortez dunks on Liz Cheney again for using Nazi language to defend Trump: ‘Enjoy defending concentration camps’
Dick Cheney's daughter continued to receive ferocious backlash after she falsely claimed that Donald Trump's tent cities are not "concentration camps."
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) demanded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) learn history -- while revealing she knew little -- during a Twitter outburst.
“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something ... we need to do something about it," Ocasio-Cortez noted.