‘It’s all good fun’: Kellyanne Conway equates ‘alternative facts’ saga to Oscars mix-up
In an interview with CBS ‘Sunday Morning’, Conway said her “alternative facts” statement had been conflated. “Well, it was ‘alternative information and additional facts,” she said.
Conway went on to compare that famous blunder to the Oscars mix-up, when the wrong winner of ‘Best Picture’ was read out.
“Everybody thinks it’s just so funny that the wrong movie was, you know, heralded as the winner of the Oscars,” she said. “You say, ‘well, that’s just all in good fun, things happen.’ Well, things happen to everyone.”
Not surprisingly, Conway has received a lot of flack for her comments, with people unhappy that an envelope mix-up at an awards ceremony could be compared to the president’s press secretary allegedly lying to the media over the size of a crowd.
@CBSSunday Kellyanne Conway making shit up again with the triple standard.— MK (@mkspiker) March 5, 2017
@CraigRozniecki LMAO!! No. Trying to make the American ppl believe lies R "alternative facts" is NOT the same as an award show screw up! 😂😂— TheSouthernLib (@HilbillyLiberal) March 5, 2017
The White House aide first invoked the much-mocked “alternative facts” term after Trump took issue with the reported figures for the crowd size at his inauguration and Press Secretary Sean Spicer told the press that the crowds were much larger than evidence would suggest.
Conway later told NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ that Spicer “gave alternative facts.”
Conway also claimed she suffered from a “triple standard” as a conservative woman, which she explained as meaning she was not only judged by her words but by her appearance due to her gender and political alignment.
Conservative women are “cast aside” by traditional feminist and media outlets, Conway claimed.
The counselor was asked about her other mistakes, such as the non-existent Bowling Green massacre and her impromptu advertisement for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line on Fox News.
“I always feel badly because I’m, you know, Catholic guilt, mother guilt, maternal guilt, counselor guilt,” she said. “It’s all there, of course. Of course I felt badly about what happened because I am here to serve the president, who’s here to serve the people.”