Kellyanne Conway’s defense of her “alternative facts” gaffe? Everyone makes mistakes — just like the mistake made at the Oscars.
The White House senior adviser addressed the controversy in an interview with Norah O’Donnell on this weekend’s “CBS Sunday Morning,” comparing her own flub to the one that saw last Sunday’s Oscars crown “La La Land” best picture instead of “Moonlight.”
When asked what “alternate facts” are, Conway said:
“Well, it was alternative information and additional facts. And that got conflated. But, you know, respectfully, Norah, I see mistakes on TV every single day and people just brush them off. Everybody thinks it’s just so funny that the wrong — the wrong movie was, you know, heralded as the winner of the Oscars. You say ‘Oh well that’s just all in good fun. Things happen.’ Well things happen to everyone.”
Conway in January said White House press secretary Sean Spicer had provided “alternative facts” to reporters during his first briefing.
“You’re saying it’s a falsehood. And they’re giving, Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that,” Conway said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” at the time.
Host Chuck Todd fired back at Conway over her comments.
“Look, alternative facts are not facts,” said Chuck Todd. “They’re falsehoods.”
The comments came after Spicer conducted a briefing with reporters where he railed against the media for its coverage of the crowd sizes at Trump’s inauguration ceremony.