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Fact-checker, fact-checker, find me some facts

The phrase "alternative facts," used by White House counsellor KellyAnne Conway, has entered the lexicon with lightning speed. Comedian Randy Rainbow took note. Here's his take on "alternative facts" — with apologies to Fiddler on the Roof.
President Donald Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway gets ready to go on television outside the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

It's a challenge to keep up with the barrage of untruths emanating from the White House these days.     

From exaggerated attendance figures at his inauguration, to the media's failure to cover terrorist attacks, to his imaginary friendship with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump has shocked the world with his brazen ability to tell outright lies — and then, to double down on them when caught.

His spokespeople are cut from the same cloth. The phrase "alternative facts" — used by White House counsellor KellyAnne Conway, has entered the lexicon with lightning speed.

Comedian Randy Rainbow took note. Here's his take on 'alternative facts' — with apologies to Fiddler on the Roof.

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