You’re saying it’s a falsehood, and they’re giving- Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that”
Meet The Press (NBC) January 22, 2017
This was the first publicly televised use of the term “alternative facts” by a member of the Trump team.
On NBC’s Meet The Press on 1/22/17, in an exchange between journalist Chuck Todd and Kellyanne Conway, she chose to defend White House Press Secretary Scott Spicer’s lies during a press statement made the prior day, Jan 21. When prompted to answer a question regarding the truth of his comments, she stated….
“You’re saying it’s a falsehood, and they’re giving- Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that.”
This is going to get really really ugly.
"Alternative facts are not facts. They are falsehoods," Chuck Todd tells Pres. Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway this morning. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/Ao005dQ13r
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 22, 2017