The president has had a shaky start since taking office. First his inauguration drew a whopping seven people, not counting those who watched on the internet; then he bombed at the CIA office; then he sent his press secretary, Sean Spicer, out to deliver his first statement to the press with “alternative facts,” which, in the streets, are called “lies.”
On Monday, Spicer acknowledged that there were some issues with the speech he gave over the weekend. He fell short of saying, “Man, I straight lied to y’all when I came out here and said that President Trump’s inauguration had ‘the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.’”
Nevertheless, Spicer built a Chrisette Michele “bridge” toward the truth after he dropped another alternative-facts mixtape. According to Yahoo! News, Spicer was listing the three executive orders Donald Trump signed his first full day in office, and noted that the prez had “issued a memorandum outlining executive branch hiring … that counters the dramatic expansion of the federal workforce in recent years … in particular, it prevents filling vacant positions and creating new positions, except where necessary to meet national or public security responsibilities.”
Sound pedestrian enough?
Oh no, not when Spicy’s on the mic.
Turns out this “dramatic expansion of the federal workforce” isn’t true. Just look at this tweet from Washington Post data reporter Christopher Ingraham:
It goes without saying, but if this is how we’re starting, it’s going to be a long four years.
Read more at Yahoo! News.