‘I Regretted it Tremendously’: Conway Backs Off ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Comments in Wild Duel With Tapper

Kellyanne Conway apologized for her “Bowling Green Massacre” comments during a wild interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday.

“I regretted it tremendously,” Conway said on Thursday’s edition of The Lead. She added, “I felt really badly about that. And I apologize and I rectify.”

During the half hour chat, Tapper challenged Conway several times and there were a number of heated exchanges — including one when Tapper said that it was difficult to field “fake news” criticisms when the Trump administration “has such little regard…for facts.”

“Kellyanne, I guess the problem is it is very difficult to hear criticisms of the media for making mistakes. And certainly the media makes mistakes. But it is difficult to hear those criticisms from a White House that has such little regard day in, day out, for facts, for truth and who calls us — and who calls us fake news for stories that they don’t like.” Tapper said.

Conway replied: “Jake, let me just say we have a very high respect for the truth and I can only speak for me and I’m sorry that I misspoke.”

Conway then attempted to claim that she only made the Bowling Green Massacre statement once. Tapper fact-checked her.

“You cited it a couple times before that one interview,” Tapper said. “You know that.”

“I was misquoting,” Conway said. “I should’ve said masterminds.”

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