Monday January 23rd, Seth Meyers addressed the recent alternative facts brought up by Kellyanne Conway. In his monologue, he sarcastically made comparisons between what Trump is saying and what really is happening. He said that people were probably willing to go to Antarctica to protest him (which did actually happen). Trump had used diction that was never expected in an inaugural speech, such as “bleed,” “carnage,” and “tombstones.” When Trump claimed that it was a good first morning in America, Meyers went on to exaggerate that morning is like those from the movie Hangover, where everything has gone awry and no one knows what’s happening.
Alternative Facts were not explicitly defined, but one can think of them as lies Trump and his administration tell to cover up reality. A most recent example is the event surrounding the attendance at Trump’s inauguration. When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed that this was “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. Period.” Meyers recommended he should have said question marks; two of them. “Kellyanne Conway is like someone trying to do the Jedi mind trick after only a week of Jedi training,” Meyers joked of Conway’s statements.
Meyers then went on to explain how if we let small lies slide, the Trump Administration will get comfortable with the habit, and then start to tell bigger lies. Critics have already called Trump a habitual liar, so it is questionable what we can really expect from Trump and his plans. Meyers warned of the dangers that could come, the big decisions that Trump will have to make. He ended his monologue stating that “The only way to answer these lies in the next four years will be organized resistance like the protest we saw this weekend.”