Defining Alternative Facts!
Origin: A phrase or expression invented in the United States of America by Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump’s counselor (Press Secretary) and a prominent member of the Republican Party, in January 21, 2017, in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Objective (s): 1. to usurp the power, collective agency, and the will of the people; 2. to undermine real facts; and 3. to discount the historical credibility of what it is commonly believed to be factual and evidential.
Meaning: A post-presidential inauguration syndrome that overturns any verifiable truths, facts, verities, and challenges mass eyewitness testimonies and reliable public opinions.
Contemporary Examples: 1. “My student loan balance is zero, just like my mortgage” (Rev. Dr. Karyn Carlo); 2. American Women did not march across the states on Saturday, January 21, 2017; 3. Barack H. Obama was never elected as President of the United States, from 2008 to 2016; 4. Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election; 5. CNN is fake news; 6. Rev. Dr. Celucien L. Celucien Joseph (a.k.a. “Doctor Lou”) was appointed as the Pope of the Catholic Church in March 6, 1978, bearing the majestic title John Paul IV; 7. The United States of America is a country located in the European continent; and 8. Grandma said to little Johnny: “There are alternative facts in life, please watch your mouth when you speak to strangers and intelligent people!”