A video shows Anderson Cooper laughing uncontrollably after Kellyanne Conway used the phrase "alternative facts."
In January 2017, a video was posted to YouTube purportedly showing CNN host Anderson Cooper laughing uncontrollably at Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway after the latter used the phrase “alternative facts” during an interview to explain the discrepancies between claimed attendance figures for President Trump’s inauguration:
This video was compiled using footage showing Cooper getting the giggles during a 2011 episode of AC360, as the host was reporting on a story about French actor Gerard Depardieu’s urinating on a plane:
CHUCK TODD: (…) answer the question of why the president asked the White House press secretary to come out in front of the podium for the first time and utter a falsehood? Why did he do that? It undermines the credibility of the entire White House press office …
KELLYANNE CONWAY: No it doesn’t.
CHUCK TODD: … on day one.
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. What … you’re saying it’s a falsehood. And they’re giving Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that. But the point remains …
CHUCK TODD: Wait a minute. Alternative facts?
KELLYANNE CONWAY: … that there’s …
CHUCK TODD: Alternative facts? Four of the five facts he uttered, the one thing he got right …
KELLYANNE CONWAY: … hey, Chuck, why … Hey Chuck …
CHUCK TODD: … was Zeke Miller. Four of the five facts he uttered were just not true. Look, alternative facts are not facts. They’re falsehoods.
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