“Alternative facts” was a phrase used by Kellyanne Conway, a Counselor to the U.S. President Donald Trump, during a Meet the Press TV interview on January 22, 2017.
In the interview, Ms. Conway defended the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s statement – which many believe was false – about the attendance at Mr. Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017.
When TV host Chuck Todd pressed Conway to explain why Mr. Spicer uttered a falsehood, she said it was not falsehood but Mr. Spicer presented alternative facts. Then, Mr. Todd responded by saying that alternative facts are not facts, they are falsehoods.
Subsequently, the phrase “alternative facts” became an Internet meme to describe obvious falsehoods. The other terms for “alternative facts” are supposed to be lies, deceptions, untruths, and whoppers.
As Mr. Trump is believed to be the original producer of “alternative facts,” RMN News Service has decided to decipher and question “alternative facts” presented by Mr. Trump mainly in his tweets.
RMN Digital – the tech news service of RMN – will carry Mr. Trump’s tweets and their analyses for different days. You may please check out this page regularly.
Click the following links for datewise alternative facts.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.