Fake it till you make it: the Trump way

With some memes to boot

Fake it till you make it: the Trump way

So Donald Trump’s inauguration was last week and we have all seen the image comparing the turnout from Barack Obama’s 2009 event to this year’s meme-inspiring fiasco. But just in case you missed it here it is.

It was obvious to anyone watching and to everyone who has seen this collage that the crowd was middling in comparison. Not to Trump though, no. And nobody will prove him otherwise.

The distinguishing factor during the run of Trump’s campaign and subsequent win, was that no matter what anybody says, he’s right and everyone else is wrong. Well he did win, so that part was accurate but more than that the 2016 election showed us that the more you say something is true, the more it will be so despite the actual facts.

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Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, who will apparently now be termed as ‘Scary Spice’ had the unfortunate job of holding the Trump administration’s first press conference last weekend.

It’s not hard to see how his job will be a tough one during the next 4 years and this in many ways should mark the trend. Sean Spicer told multiple lies during this presser (read: scolding session), Politico does a wonderful breakdown of them, but the one that has people riled up is this;

“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe.”

There is actual photographic evidence proving this wrong, but as mentioned above the more you say something is true, the more it will be regarded as the truth. In enters Kellyanne Conway–with one of the most ‘American’ names America could conjure up–who is serving as an adviser to Trump. On Meet The Press she got into a war of words with journalist Chuck Todd about the blatant lies Spicer had feed the press.

“Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck, “she says. “You’re saying it’s a falsehood, and they’re giving — our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative facts to that.” And a meme was born.

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There is nothing like an alternative fact and as Todd added, “Alternative facts are not facts; they’re falsehoods.” If this is the way things will shape up as the Trump administration takes form it’s sure to be a bumpy ride. Trump already has an antagonistic relationship with the media, but lying to the people is one thing and lying to the press is a whole other ball game.

Twitter is still having a field day.

They are quite a few digs flung Trump’s way but as @SNAKE81 posits “It’s not an alternative fact, if you believe it.” Now here are some memes.

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