White House administrator Kellyanne Conway made headlines two weeks ago when she coined the questionable phrase “alternative facts” in an attempt to wash the stink off of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s embarassing performance in his first press briefing with the White House core.
— and the livin's easy (@madamyez) January 22, 2017
Spicer blatently and intentionally made misrepresentations at a White House press briefing, and then scolded the media for reporting the truth.
— Barb (@barb4Adam) January 23, 2017
Conway’s use of the term “Alternative Facts” to make sense of Spicer’s bungle quickly drew the ire of most level headed Americans.
This has nothing to do with party politics, for a high ranking government official to cite alternative facts, as oppose to just admitting her colleague was wrong horrified most of the country.
If the White House is of the perspective that implement alternative facts is an acceptable course of action from elected officials, it chills the spine to think what this collection of characters will do when the stakes are really high
The size of an inauguration crowd is small potatoes compared to healthcare, and foreign policy.
KellyAnne has been scrutinized publicly and privately for her remark in the ensuing weeks.
Immigration reform is the most significant talking point in the country following Trump’s potentially unlawful order to deny refugees from several Muslim majority countries access to the United States of America.
Trump’s order has been “a disaster” as he would put it.
Civil unrest, countless innocent people being detained without due process, questions of viability in regards to the constitution.
Over fifty lawsuits, some of which were granted an emergency stay blocking the order, and freeing detainees.
After getting thrashed in court all over the country, the acting Attorney General Sally Yates took a legal and moral stand against the legislation, telling the country that she was instructing Justice Department lawyers to not defend it.
Sally cited her professional obligation uphold the Constitution of the United States, and President Trump made her a symbol of the opposition when he fired her from her position via hand written letter hours after her announcement.
Didn’t even bother to call her.
Globally, the order did serious damage to the American brand, and strained our relationships with key allies.
The order is now about to be put through the legal wringer, and odds are, it won’t survive the excursion.
Not unless the President is interested in getting impeached before Easter Sunday.
In light of Trump’s rash and potentially illegal actions, his staff has been forced to defend not only the order, but the messy and disorganized rollout of it.
Kellyane conducted such an interview last night, and her performance again raises questions about the ability of the Trump administration to govern the United States of America.
Kellyanne cited an alternative fact, but this time, America did not allow her to get away with it.
“I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. It didn’t get covered.”
America did a double take when Kellyanne went on the record with this commentary, because it’s such a lazy falsehood, and she made it to defend an unlawful executive order.
She essentially made up a story to justify the actions of the White House.
President Obama never banned the Iraqi refugee program, and there is NO SUCH THING AS THE BOWLING GREEN massacre.
Two problems here.
- She cited a fictitious event to justify the unconstituional behavior of the President.
- She attempted to scapegoat President Obama when in fact he never issued such an order, or anything close to what the Trump administration has done
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 3, 2017
Kellyanne would show humility after social media took her to the woodshed, clarifying her remarks on twitter shortly after the internet exploded.
But even her apology did not pass the acid test.
She still is incorrectly citing events that never took place!
These two men never committed any acts of terror, they were admitted to this country as refugees in 2009, but there is no record of them staging an extravgant attack against a civilian population.
There were arrested for attempting to get weapons back to Iraq, that’s a far cry from a masscare, and certainly not a viable argument in favor of the Trump’s executive order.
Even if Conway did make a mistake, her clarification doubles down on the general assumption that Trump’s staff is as reckless and lazy as he is when it comes to telling the truth.
She is a top advisor to the President of the United States, this was a prime time interview at a important moment in history.
Did Conway not feel the need to take 5 minutes to research an event that she planned on citing to rationalize Trump’s actions?
Her lack of preparation is astonishing, and disappointing.
Instead of presenting the American people with logical reasoning for the last 14 days, she gave Americans more of a reason to be afraid.
— CNN International (@cnni) January 22, 2017
The people who currently are in power do not have a full understanding of the Constitution, or the social burden of public office.
They deal in alternative facts, not the absolute truth.
They have yet to present strong united front, all we have seen is cracks in the foundation.
This interview may seem irrelevant to many, but to some, it’s a stern reminder that the Trump team is out of their depth, and America will pay the price.