President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, told NBC News on Sunday that the White House had presented “alternative facts” to the ones reported by a number of news organizations regarding the size of the inauguration crowd.
She also took on a journalist for incorrectly reporting that the Trump administration had removed a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office, an error which was corrected and for which the journalist apologized.
Correction: The MLK bust is still in the Oval Office. It was obscured by an agent and door.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 21, 2017
Disputes continued when the president visited the Central Intelligence Agency and falsely claimed that the news media invented the appearance of a “feud” between him and the intelligence community.
NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about what is and is not known about the claims, and the ongoing relationship between Trump and the media.
Here’s a video of Kellyanne Conway on NBC’s “Meet the Press”: