What the heck are “alternative facts”?

Facts are facts. 2 + 2 = 4. There is no debate. It is a fact. Donald Trump is president and that is a fact, but some of the things his aides are saying and trying to pawn off as facts are not. Today Kellyanne Conaway coined a phrase “alternative facts”, and this is troubling. There are no alternative facts it is either true or false no in between. If your child gave you alternative facts you would punish them. Donald Trump uttered a lot of alternative facts during the campaign season, but the season is over and now the alternative reality has to become a distant memory and now the Trumpsters have to start dealing with the real facts.

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  • Bill  On January 22, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Your prelusory here articulating the specificity of the word facts reminds me of your rejoinder to me on your January 12th post when you referenced false facts which is an oxymoron. No snark intended. But it would be helpful if you provided at least one example of Trump’s often use of alternative fact during the campaign, particularly since you assert there is no such thing, with which I agree.

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