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Kellyanne Conway successfully coined a phrase that will ensure her place in history.

Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson
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John Hurt (L) and Richard Burton in the film of George Orwell’s 1984 | photo: IMDB

It’s not clear what Donald Trump’s spokesperson intended by using the term ‘alternative facts’. But in a televised interview discussing the 2017 Presidential Inauguration she responded with ‘alternative facts’ to the general consensus that the attendance had not been high. Quick as a flash, the interviewer responded: ‘Alternative facts are not facts. They are falsehoods.’