Published On:January 23, 2017, 11:21 am
Most of the President Donald Trump’s first weekend in the White House was impelled by several criticism from trump and press secretary Sean Spicer pertaining to media coverage over the size of the crowd during his inauguration. However, the novel administration is also roping in policy changes that will have far more prolonged significance.
Below is the list of the Trump administration’s actions in the first 48 hours:
White House Spokesman Kellyanne Conway, gave ‘Alternative Facts’ on Inauguration Crowd
False claims of Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, H H pertaining to the size of the crowd during President Donald Trump’s inauguration were alternative facts, as stated by one of the top Trump aide on Sunday.
Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, was agitated by Chuck Todd, a host in an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press”, asking whether why did White House on Saturday sent Spicer to the briefing podium for the very first time to claim that "this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period."
She said, "You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving -- Sean Spicer, our press secretary -- gave alternative facts."
For which Todd responded saying - "Alternative facts aren't facts, they are falsehoods."
Conway later tried to swivel towards the policy points. However, in the interview, Todd again brought her back to the same question as to why did the White House sent Spicer out to make the false claims regarding the size, asking: "What was the motive to have this ridiculous litigation of crowd size?"
Conway replied, "Your job is not to call things ridiculous that are said by our press secretary and our president. That's not your job."
Todd kept following up: "Can you please answer the question? Why did he do this? You have not answered it -- it's only one question."
Conway replied: "I'll answer it this way: Think about what you just said to your viewers. That's why we feel compelled to go out and clear the air and put alternative facts out there."
Conway also stated that, Trump himself directed Spicer to go to the White House briefing room to speak about the crowd size at the inauguration.
There were aerial pictures taken to compare it with the 2009 pictures where it shows that former President Barack Obama’s inauguration had much larger crowd as compared to this one.
A particular source from the inside said that Trump was infuriated about the photographic comparisons of the two inaugurations. Trump even publicly complained about media coverage of the size of his inauguration crowd at the time of his visit to the CIA headquarters on Saturday.
Hours later, Spicer came in to the White House briefing room, and later left without taking any pictures.
Conway also hinted that Todd’s constant insistence on asking whether why Spicer delivered the first and that too a false statement could possibly affect the White House’s treatment of the media.
She said, "If we're going to keep referring to the press secretary in those types of terms I think we're going to have to rethink our relationship here."
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