Tragic Sequel

Tragic Prelude by John Steuart-Curry, from the Kansas State Capitol mural (1938)

Once upon a time, Trump administration senior adviser Kellyanne Conway defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s mendacious characterization of Trump’s inauguration crowd as “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.” Conway told the host of NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd that “You’re saying it’s a falsehood. And they’re giving — Sean Spicer, our press secretary — gave alternative facts.”

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