So, we now have a new way of describing a lie. Alternative facts. Anybody out there who thinks the idea of "alternative facts," as put forth by Spicer and Conway, makes sense is either crazy or an idiot. Or, as some people seem to have become good at doing, they are simply ignoring what they really don't want to hear, and hearing their own "alternative facts."
Trump's big issue to start off his presidency seemed to be the number of people who came to his inauguration. He didn't like the idea that he wasn't quite as popular as President Obama. He argued that his numbers were much bigger when speaking to CIA agents, while standing in front of their memorial wall. Come on!!!
And then Spicer comes out in his first press conference on Saturday and berates the media, and says Trump's inauguration was the most watched ever.
On Sunday, Conway (who I was tired of seeing months ago and now I have four full years of her???) told Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" that what Spicer offered were not falsehoods, but instead were "alternative facts."
Then, on Monday, Spicer had his first FULL press briefing (over an hour, mind you....no, I did not watch...) in which he double-downed on the inauguration numbers saying "it was the largest watched inauguration ever," when all ways to track those numbers show that to be completely untrue. UNTRUE. A LIE. Imagine that!!!
With everything going on (and everything he claims is going on), Trump is first and foremost worried about his numbers and how they make him look?!?! Really?!?!? This is the man who is supposed to be running our country?!?!? **sigh**
OK, that's not really the worst of stuff from Trump and his people this week, but this is my first chance to blog, and this one is long enough. I can only do so much at once. So, will discuss more later. I'm sure there will be more and more stuff to blog about. Trust me.