Trump Watch: A Fake News Special…..

So day one, in a ‘post-truth’ world, enter stage left, Mr Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary…. Clearly size matters to President Trump, hands, ties, number of people attending his inauguration, the number of illegal immigrants who voted for Hilary…..

Sean Spicer, well in fairness, there are no ‘real words’ to describe his version of ‘the truth’, but not to be outdone, Kellyanne Conway, Trump advisor, takes today’s prize for the ‘post-truth’ award, for her ‘alternative facts’ concept.  Note the threats….

During the second world war there was a slogan, ‘Hope for the best, prepare for the worst’, I wonder what has brought that to mind of late (Brexit/Trump)? There is more coming down the tracks, strap yourself in because 2017 could bring even greater change,  March- Dutch elections, May- French Presidential elections, June- Italian elections(?), September- German Federal elections.

In this, allegedly, ‘post-truth’ world I wonder what qualifies for ‘fake news’ or what are ‘alternative facts’? Maybe I’ll just go get myself an alt-salad, otherwise known as a burger….Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of ‘alt-male, alt-Trump’ supporters took to the streets across the globe to demonstrate their ‘alt-support’ for Trump!!!!! I had a great experience last July, sitting in the same room in the Maritime Hotel Bantry, at the West Cork Literary Festival, with the legend that is Gloria Steinem, a civil rights campaigner par excellence, it is a memory I will cherish forever.  82 years young, Gloria is living proof age is just a number, and that you never give up.

 
Works Cited.
Conway, Kellyanne. Press Secretary Sean Spicer Gave Alternative Facts. NBC News. 22nd Jan. 2017. You Tube. Web. 24th Jan. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSrEEDQgFc8
De Niro, Robert. Mocks Trump’s Twitter Rants. Global News. 19th Jan. 2017. You Tube. Web. 24th Jan. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u53rdldwld4
Steinem, Gloria. Destroys Donald Trump at ‘Women’s March’. 21st Jan. 2017. You Tube. Web. 24th Jan. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwoe_0gPGVQ
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