Celebrities had a field day on Twitter after Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” while discussing White House press secretary Sean Spicer‘s false claims about President Donald Trump‘s inauguration-crowd size.
During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, January 22, the counselor to the president, 50, was asked about Spicer’s claim that the media underreported attendance numbers after Friday’s inauguration. “You’re saying it’s a falsehood. and Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that,” Conway replied. “I don’t think you can prove those numbers one way or another. There’s no way to quantify crowd numbers.”
“Alternative facts are not facts. They’re falsehoods,” host Chuck Todd retorted as the interview grew increasingly heated.
Almost immediately after the interview aired, celebrities took to social media to roast Conway’s “alternative facts” comment as the phrase began to trend on Twitter.
“#alternativefacts is perhaps the greatest Real Housewives term I have ever heard. I can’t believe we haven’t heard it on a reunion,” Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen tweeted.
Former ‘NSync singer Lance Bass shared his own alternative fact, tweeting, “As a member of the @backstreetboys, I had a love child with @BettyMWhite. #AlternativeFacts.”
Gotham star Ben McKenzie added, “I remember once arguing ‘alternative facts’ with my ex-gf. It did not go well. #alternativefacts.”
#alternativefacts is perhaps the greatest Real Housewives term I have ever heard. I can't believe we haven't heard it on a reunion
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 22, 2017
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) January 22, 2017
I remember once arguing "alternative facts" with my ex-gf. It did not go well. #alternativefacts
— Ben McKenzie (@ben_mckenzie) January 22, 2017
Conway, who was the subject of a hilarious Broadway-style Saturday Night Live skit on Saturday, January 21, also appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday morning. During the interview, she said President Trump, 70, will not release his tax returns — even after an IRS audit is completed — despite a WhiteHouse.gov petition that has gathered more than 230,000 signatures so far.
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