When White House press secretary Sean Spicer took to his podium for his daily press briefing on Wednesday, things seemingly got a bit strange when it came time for press questions.
Spicer reiterated President Donald Trump’s previous claim that angry town halls are mostly just “professional” protesters being paid to attend Trump’s rallies to cause distress.
‘I think some people are clearly upset, but there is a bit of professional protester, manufactured base in there. But obviously there are people that are upset, but I also think that when you look at some of these districts and some of these things, that it is not a representation of a members’ district or an incident — it is a loud, small group of people disrupting something, in many cases for media attention — no offense.’
When he was pressed in regards to the possibility that people may actually fear that they could lose things such as their healthcare, Spicer responded by saying that is a “false narrative” — completely denying the idea that anyone could possibly be outraged by the Trump administration.
Spicer’s comments come at the heels of Trump’s tweet Tuesday evening which accused liberal activists of organizing the “angry crowds” at Republican town halls across the country.
‘These so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!’
The so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2017
Yet again, Spicer has proved that the Trump administration lives in some alternate universe — one where objective facts are so skewed that they appear altogether different from reality. Instead of acknowledging that President Trump has one of the lowest approval ratings of any president in history, resulting in a record number of protests against his administration across the country, Spicer decided to once again deny the facts, replacing them with his own made up bullsh*t.
“Just because they’re loud doesn’t necessarily mean there are many,” he told reporters, referring to the number of protesters.
Did he honestly just use that as his excuse when there’s copious amounts of picture/video proof to support the contrary?
President Trump has already proven to be an extremely polarizing figure with an unprecedented ability to divide Americans. That’s one fact that isn’t “alternative.”
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