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Conway: Spicer Was Using 'Alternative Information'

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By    |   Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017 09:57 AM

Presidential counsel Kellyanne Conway Tuesday clarified her comments about press secretary Sean Spicer using "alternative facts" during a press conference, instead referring to his statements on the crowd size at last Friday's inauguration ceremonies as "alternative information" and accusing media critics of ignoring the rest of her interviews.

"People try to make it a thing because they don't want to look at the rest of those interviews," Conway told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.

"Thirty-five minutes worth of three or four Sunday show interviews, ladies and gentlemen, where I took on the media for reporting, for not reporting facts that matter to women."

The media wanted to report on the Women's March, said Conway and to "count this and count that. Let's talk about the quantifiable things about the millions of women who find every day life unaffordable, who find healthcare out of reach and inaccessible. Even those who have it can't use it. "

Conway, meanwhile, insisted that the media's attacks on her will not force her into staying away from her job, while responding to a New York University professor's call for the media to quit interviewing her.

"People are saying don't invite Kellyanne on TV anymore," she said. "I have news for them. You will see me all the time."

Also on Tuesday, Conway criticized Democrats for delaying the confirmation process for Trump's Cabinet nominees.

"We would prefer some the Democrats stop playing politics with our cabinet nominees," Conway said. "We have not been given the same deference in just the same sheer numbers that President [Barack] Obama and even President [George W.] Bush had at this point in their early presidencies.

"President Obama had seven on day one. It would have been last Friday. We had two. Now we have three."

Democratic lawmakers, she continued, are "slow-walking some of these very qualified, brilliant men and women. I agree with Trump when he says this is probably the highest IQ-ed cabinet in modern history."

She described Trump as a "president of immediate action," beginning with his first day in office, and said he's been holding "unbelievable" meetings, including with the CEOs of major companies about how to keep American workers and factories alive.

Trump also met with labor leaders, and Conway said she was shocked when she found out very few of them had never visited the White House.

Trump is meeting on Tuesday with CEOs from the auto industry about keeping jobs in America, and will be speaking with the prime minister of India later in the day.

Also on the program, Conway said she'll be attending the annual March for Life on Friday, and said many will be marching to celebrate Trump's election as a "pro-life president," and complained that many of the pro-life advocates she knows were "completely unwelcome and shut out" from Saturday's March for women.

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