Lies, damn lies, statistics and now The Donald

Casey Mills
January 23, 2017

During a sleuth of Sunday morning television shows, President Trump's team were determined to defend new press secretary Sean Spicer's attack on the media and its accurate reporting of Inauguration crowd sizes.

Spicer's claim that Trump drew the largest ever inauguration audience was undermined by his own assertion that "no one had numbers because the National Park Service, which controls the National Mall, does not put any out".

"These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong", Spicer said.

Although many eyewitness accounts said the crowds were not as big as they have been during past inaugurations.

Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" why the press secretary was uttering provable falsehoods, Ms Conway fired back: "If we are going to keep referring to our press secretary in those types of terms, I think that we are going to rethink our relationship here". But Spicer himself went on to make multiple false claims while defending the turnout for Trump's inauguration.

"I'm about things that are quantifiable and important", she said as she sidestepped a question about something quantifiable and important. "There's no way to quantify crowds, we all know that".

From there, Conway went on to dispute that Spicer's claim was actually a falsehood.

On ABC's This Week, Conway also said Sunday that we're never going to see those tax returns, The Hill reports.

Instead, she insisted Spicer was just giving "alternative facts".

Insisting that his inauguration saw a turnout of 1.5 million people, Trump told the Central Intelligence Agency staff members: "I made a speech". "We won't even tell the press what's in that letter". But photos clearly show that the crowds did not stretch all the way to the Washington Monument, a contrast to Barack Obama's 2009 swearing in, when an estimated 1.8 million people attended. Conway responded by saying Todd was being "overly dramatic".

"The fact that 29, 30 million women voted for Donald Trump for president".

The new USA president took a swipe at the media over reports about the size of the crowds for his swearing-in ceremony on Friday. That's what Conway and this administration want the press to focus on since Obama's failure is the reason they're occupying the White House.

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