Kellyanne Conway Cites Oscars Gaffe to Defend Her 'Alternative Facts'

During an interview with Norah O'Donnell that aired on this week's CBS Sunday Morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway cited the recent mix-up at the Academy Awards to defend her use of the term "alternative facts" to describe false information coming out of the Trump administration earlier this year. "Well, it was alternative information and additional facts. And that got conflated," Conway claimed, despite the fact she used the exact words "alternative facts" on the January 22 edition of Meet The Press. "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," she added. Asked if she thinks comments like that one as well as inventing the "Bowling Green massacre" hurt her "credibility," Conway replied, "Well, I think the question presumes that it did."