Kellyanne Conway, U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial senior advisor, has stated that her now-infamous phrase, “alternative facts,” is a lot similar to the recent gaffe at the recently-held Academy Awards, where the Best Picture Award was mistakenly given to the film La La Land instead of Moonlight.
In an interview with CBS’ Norah O’Donnell, the counselor to the president maintained that everyone, the Oscars and herself included, are prone to making mistakes. Asked by O’Donnell about the true nature of “alternative facts,” Conway stated that the whole phrase just got conflated.
“Well, it was ‘alternative investment 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 movie was, you know, heralded as the winner of the Oscars. You say, ‘Well, that’s just all in good fun, things happen.’ Well, things happen to everyone.”