Kellyanne Conway Compares ‘Alternative Facts’ Gaffe to Oscars Mix-Up

Kellyanne Conway’s defense of her “alternative facts” gaffe? Everyone makes mistakes — even the Oscars.

The White House senior adviser addressed the controversy in an interview with Norah O’Donnell on this weekend’s “CBS Sunday Morning,” comparing her own flub to the one that saw last Sunday’s Oscars crown “La La Land” best picture instead of “Moonlight.”


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Asked about the meaning of “alternative facts,” a phrase she uttered while trying to defend false information put out by the Trump administration about POTUS’ inauguration crowd size, Conway said, “Well, it was alternative information and additional facts. And that got conflated. 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.”

O’Donnell asked Conway if she believes the gaffe hurt her credibility. “Well, I think the question presumes that it did and so now you’ve got that in the ether,” she answered.

The two also talked about Kate McKinnon’s continued impression of her on “Saturday Night Live.” In particular, Conway addressed a “Fatal Attraction”-esque sketch in which McKinnon’s Conway broke into Jake Tapper’s home in a desperate attempt to get back on TV.

“People really got outraged at that particular skit,” she said. “I had people left, right, and center coming to my, quote, ‘defense,’ saying it was over the top. But it was also untrue.”

Watch the interview above.

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  1. Dave J says:

    What more can one expect from Kellyanne Conway of her definition of what alternative facts means.

  2. Not only is Kellyanne an idiot, but has no scruples to work for this “pussy-grabbing” excuse of a president. Did she graduate from “Trump University?” She sure lies like he does.

  3. Cheese Cake says:

    Conway is the FiRST successful female campaign manager of a President in history and she is lambasted and bullied by weak minded liberals simply because her political affiliation and ethos are different from theirs. Rather telling about that group of lefties.

    • Dave J says:

      And yet the left Hollywood isn’t preventing you from watching any of their films and tv shows! you might as well shut yourself from watching and listening music all together if that is case since to listen and watch their products is the same as endorsing there left wing views. So please refrain yourself from listening to Springsteen who called Trump a moron btw, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga to Beyoncé as well as the popular movies and television that initially endorsed the Hillary Clinton victory.

  4. Bill says:

    She’s still getting news coverage?

  5. Alex says:

    How is this entertainment news? Because she mentioned the Oscars?

  6. omg she is such a liar, every sentence

  7. Mark says:

    No. One was what the world calls a mistake. What you did, kelly anne, was what is called a LIE. You are a liar. You and drumpf lie. A lot. Because you are liars.

  8. Bill B. says:

    Lying and making mistakes are not quite the same thing, but I am sure that deep down that she and everyone else in this dishonest and corrupt administration realize that.

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