‘I Misspoke One Word’: Kellyanne Conway Hits Back at ‘Haters’ Over ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Comment
In an interview that will air later today on Fox News’ MediaBuzz, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway characterized her now infamous “Bowling Green massacre” comment as simply her misspeaking while also labeling her critics as “haters.”
Host Howard Kurtz highlighted that Conway admits that she made a mistake during her interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews last week. According to Conway, she meant to say “terrorists” rather than “massacre” when describing a situation of two Iraqis being arrested in Kentucky surrounding terrorism charges.
Below is what Conway said in her Matthews interview:
“I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a 6-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre,” she complained during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. “It didn’t get covered.”
In her conversation with Kurtz, the former Trump campaign manager said that she immediately clarified her statement — it was actually 13 hours later when she first tried to clean it up — while complaining that this is now going to last for a while with the press.
“They’re masterminds, I had said that before,” Conway told me. “I should have said plot or I should have just called them terrorists. … I clarified immediately. I should have said terrorists and not massacre.” Still, she said, “I’m sure it will live on for a week.”
“I misspoke one word, Conway continued. “The corrections in the newspapers that are attacking me are three paragraphs long every day.”
As far as the attacks on the media made by President Donald Trump in which he calls calls the press “fake news” and whether the administration should be as forging with the media as Conway is asking them to be with her, she said it wasn’t the same thing.
“That is not what the president means when he says fake news on his Twitter,” Conway insisted. “He is talking about things that are invented and just inaccurate.”
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