Kellyanne Conway is looking to define “alternative facts,” an infamous phrase she took heat for creating during a TV interview.
In an interview with New York Magazine published today, Conway explained that “alternative facts” aren’t lies, but different ways to frame the same information.
“Two plus two is four. Three plus one is four. Partly cloudy, partly sunny. Glass half full, glass half empty. Those are alternative facts.”
Conway settled on a definition for the term: “Additional facts and alternative information.”
Conway drew mockery for a January interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” in which she defended White House press secretary Sean Spicer by saying he gave “alternative facts” when he insisted President Trump’s inauguration was the largest ever despite photographs showing otherwise.