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The Dictionary Attempts to Remind Kellyanne Conway What the Definition of ‘Fact’ Is

Kellyanne Conway.

During an interview on Meet the Press, Kellyanne Conway told Chuck Todd that Trump’s false statements regarding “a million, a million and a half people” attending his inauguration were “alternative facts.” Official estimates put the crowd count for the event at about a third of the 1.8 million people who attended Obama’s 2009 inauguration, which is nowhere near Trump’s untrue claims of over a million people watching him get sworn in. There’s no such thing as “alternative facts.” Just the truth and, well, not the truth. (Some might call this a lie, though Chuck Todd clung tight to the word “falsehood.”)

Following the interview, Merriam-Webster noticed a spike in searches for the definition of “facts.” Which they kindly provided via one shady tweet.

Merriam-Webster Defines ‘Fact’ for Kellyanne Conway