Turns out that President Donald Trump's administration doesn't lie, it just has different versions of the truth.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer harshly criticized the media in the U.S. on Saturday for its coverage of Donald Trump's inauguration.
He began by praising the crowd from his inauguration day, for how big it was, the biggest in history. "They're judged by their accomplishments", Conway said, noting the inauguration's television ratings. "Those are things that are risky territory".
Less than 48 hours after Donald Trump's inauguration, WikiLeaks has targeted the US president for an ongoing issue: his tax returns. "I don't think, ultimately, presidents are judged by crowd sizes at their inauguration, I think they're judged by their accomplishments". "We can't let the Trump administration try to ennoble something that is just a case of lying".
For those who missed it, Spicer graced the lectern of the White House briefing room on Saturday to dispute the mainstream media's efforts "to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the Mall" during Trump's inauguration.
"They're saying it's a falsehood and our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative facts to that", Conway insisted to NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday.
Mr Trump, who visited the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in nearby Langley, Virginia, insisted that he drew 1.5 million people to his Friday swearing-in ceremony. "Period. Both in person and around the globe", said Spicer.
President Donald Trump and his chief spokesman launched an unprecedented assault on the media for a United States president's first full day in office, accusing reporters of downplaying the turnout at his swearing-in ceremony.
Todd fired back: "Wait a minute".
Washington's Metro subway system said 193,000 users had entered the system by 11am on Friday, compared with 513,000 at that time during Mr Obama's 2009 inauguration. "We're going to hold the press accountable as well". He called reporting of numbers of crowd size "inaccurate", and said the National Park Service doesn't put any out. His first inauguration, in 2009, was seen by 37.8 million people.
"I'm not laughing", Todd said. He left the stage without taking any question.
Within hours of his press statement Saturday, the world of social media was flooded with jokes and jibes, mocking Spicer's apparent willingness to say absolutely anything to stay in his newest job and, presumably, to placate the ego of his new boss.