The Queen of Spin is at it again.
In an interview with New York Magazine that was published on Saturday, Conway tried to turn her embarrassing use of the term “alternative facts” into something logical.
Conway explained that alternative facts are not lies, but merely a different way of looking at things.
‘Two plus two is four. Three plus one is four. Partly cloudy, partly sunny. Glass half full, glass half empty. Those are alternative facts.’
However, Conway did eventually agree to alter the term slightly, from alternative facts to “additional facts and alternative information.”
Conway first used the original term during an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd. Todd was questioning White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s exaggeration of the crowd size at President Trump’s inauguration, and Conway responded by saying that Spicer didn’t lie about the turnout, but simply “gave alternative facts.”
‘No it doesn’t. Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck…our press secretary gave alternative facts.’
While speaking with New York Magazine, the campaign manager turned White House counselor also addressed her comments about the fictional “Bowling Green Massacre,” explaining that she meant to say “Bowling Green masterminds” in reference to the two men from Iraq who were arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky for plotting to help Al Qaeda.
After “alternative facts” and the “Bowling Green Massacre,” Conway was heavily criticized for having “credibility issues.” She was uninvited from an interview with CNN because of these issues, and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” actually blacklisted her from the show altogether. “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said about the decision to keep Conway off the show:
‘We know for a fact she tries to book herself on this show. I won’t do it, ‘cuz I don’t believe in fake news or information that is not true. And that is — every time I’ve ever seen her on television, something’s askew, off or incorrect.’
Brzezinski also tweeted about the fact Conway was being kept off the show right after CNN said the same.
When Conway tried to say that she elected not to appear on CNN, CNN tweeted the following:
False. I could do no live Sunday shows this week BC of family. Plus, I was invited onto CNN today & tomorrow. CNN Brass on those emails https://t.co/LVOUWIytLK
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 6, 2017
. @KellyannePolls was offered to SOTU on Sunday by the White House. We passed. Those are the facts.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 6, 2017
Brzezinski then commented:
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) February 6, 2017
Conway attempted to make herself a little more credible with New York Magazine, but it seems doubtful that she’ll be welcome back on “Morning Joe” anytime soon.
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