Facts or alternative facts – What’s the difference?

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Trump drama continues – facts or alternative facts

There’s a new phrase being banded around at the moment – ‘alternative facts’. For those of you watching the very entertaining (although slightly worrying) Trump drama, you will know what I’m talking about. For those of you who don’t, here’s a quick summary.

Trump’s inauguration watched, attended, tweeted by millions across the globe turned into a ‘my dad is bigger than your dad’ competition. Trump’s party, delighted by their leader creating such a never seen before spectacle were rather disappointed when the press started to compare other Presidents’ first inaugurations. The picture the media painted was very different to what Sean Spicer (White house press secretary) had boasted.

The Trumptons, (as I will now name them, a children’s television programme back in the 60’s with many similarities namely, idiotic behaviour and interesting hairstyles!) then fought back with Kellyanne Conway (counsellor to Mr Trump) stating that Sean Spicer had given ‘alternative facts’ to the numbers attending.

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