Kellyanne Conway’s appearance on Meet The Press Sunday morning may not have enhanced her reputation as an expert spinner after she defended Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s deliberate press conference falsehood as “alternative facts.”
A defensive Conway battled with NBC host Chuck Todd Sunday morning over reporters’ complaints about Spicer’s lies, saying, “Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. They’re saying it’s a falsehood and our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative facts to that.”
Viewers immediate picked up on the “alternative facts” and Twitter — naturally — erupted.
A sampling below:
I think Kellyanne also had an alternative mirror when she got dressed for the inauguration.#alternativefacts
— moveitsister (@moveitsister) January 22, 2017
— Erica Allenburg (@EricaAllenburg) January 22, 2017
— Bill Auclair (@bill_auclair) January 22, 2017
#alternativefacts…the other bullshit.
— Flynn Rider (@Diibs9) January 22, 2017
Every cheating signifcant other is about to use the term , "i ain't lying, I just used #alternativefacts "
— Terrence I. (@tb4000) January 22, 2017
Everyone agreed, the newly minted president looked very svelte and handsome in his suit and spray tan #alternativefacts
— Beth Crane (@ElizabethC3680) January 22, 2017
— Lauryn Page ❄️ (@lrosepage) January 22, 2017
#alternativefacts is Trump code for lying
— CHRIS (@ChrishewesHewes) January 22, 2017
The DC Fire Department was called to the Whitehouse today, as several pairs of pants were reportedly "on fire". #alternativefacts
— Lars M. Hansen (@LarsCanGame) January 22, 2017
— GoGoYoYo (@goglobalcash) January 22, 2017
— #AdamWithAhok (@Muh_Sadam) January 22, 2017
The millions of women who marched yesterday were all paid by Soros #alternativefacts
— Jessica Zborowski (@Jessicajohn911) January 22, 2017
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) January 22, 2017