For anyone who is living under a rock, a forthcoming new book called Fire and Fury by journalist Michael Wolff dropped an excerpt in New York Magazine on Wednesday. The journalist was given unprecedented access to the Trump White House, and the book details a woefully unqualified President and a staff who all know it. The White House was in damage control all of Thursday, prompting White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to suddenly express concern over the issue of 'facts.' Well, CNN's Jake Tapper was having none of it.
Norma Jeane here expressed her gratitude in the best way possible, a well chosen gif:
While Isa-Lee pointed out a certain 'Trumpian' hypocrisy:
I'm pretty sure they've made the opposite argument when they created "alternative facts."— Isa-Lee Wolf (@IsaLeeWolf) January 4, 2018
Scott was glad that Tapper was taking the gloves off:
I have waited along time for Tapper to be so smug. It was worth the wait. 😊— scott robinett (@ScottRobinett1) January 4, 2018
And Kristina pointed out the slippery slope that we are on:
Are we to the part where the White House tells us the facts we are supposed to believe? Isn't that how dictatorships work?— Kristina Shands (@authenticbuzz) January 4, 2018
But mostly, people leveled their own criticism at the administration:
Girl! Now they want to speak about facts? They know no such thing. I just cannot with this administration. Obama would have been in impeachment hearings last February.— Shanae Dale (@shada524) January 4, 2018
Not like this admin is bothered with logical consistency - it's "you don't get your own facts" when it's convenient, and "alternative facts" when it's not— infoMaven (@Scoutycat2) January 4, 2018
Ha ha they create their own "facts" every single day. Talk about hypocritical!— Jeanette (@artgirlnettie) January 4, 2018
Especially since Trump has told.....drum roll please.....more than 1,300 lies since he took office.— Motea (@Moteatra) January 4, 2018
Actually, according to the Washington Post, as of November 14th, President Trump had lied publicly a staggering 1,628 times.
But of course, this administration is very concerned with truth-telling.