Saturday, January 28, 2017

Alternative Facts

"The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command."
-- George Orwell, "1984"

Donald Trump, Press Conference Jan 27 2017

Trump and May joint conference

Position 16 minutes and 16 seconds.

I happened to be in Scotland in Turnberry cutting a ribbon when Brexit happened and we had a vast amount of press. And I said Brexit—this was the day before, you probably remember—and I said Brexit is going to happen and I was scorned in the press for making that prediction. I was scorned. And I said it’s going to happen because people want to control who’s coming into their country and they want to control their own trade and various other things. And lo and behold, the following day, it happened. And the odds weren’t looking good for me when I made that statement because as you know everyone thought it was not going to happen.

However I checked

June 23, 2016:  BREXIT Referendum Date

June 24, 2016:  Turnberry Resort Opens

Donald Trump arrives, 1 day after the referendum and mistakenly tweets that Scotland is supporting BREXT!  Like this:

Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016

The Answer
Is this an example of what the new administration refers to as Alternative Facts?   

Fact#1: Donald arrives Turnberry on June 24th 2016, tweeting his arrival, and a counter factual statement  (so wrong)

Fact#2 On January 27th in a Press Conference with Theresa May he told everybody that he arrived in Turnberry on June 23rd, the Day of the Referendum, predicting a BREXIT leave victory.

Clearly an extreme example of Alternative Facts, I mean because they are both issued by the same person: Donald J Trump.

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