She then broke with the White House's position when she commended CNN's reporting on the supposedly insufficiently covered or allegedly ignored attacks. Unfortunately for her, the phrase had already become a rallying cry for the anti-Trump crowd. "I think when you're talking about extreme vetting, he is making the point that that is in response to the threat of terrorism globally".
The rejection came just days after the frequent Trump surrogate repeated her claim on national television that a pair of Muslim terrorists committed mass murder during the non-existent "Bowling Green massacre".
CNN declined to put Kellyanne Conway on the air this Sunday, according to the network's PR department. "Why hasn't Pres. Trump expressed sympathy to our neighbors to the north?" asked Tapper.
What Conway was referencing was the case of two Iraqi men who entered the United States as refugees, Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi.
Conway uncharacteristically meandered when confronted with her boss's insane list of terror incidents that he claims weren't covered by the news media. Conway attempted to pivot, but Tapper pulled her back to address his questions about the administration's attacks on the press and the president's habit of saying false things. "It was a plot to massacre and they were Bowling Green terrorists". Kellyanne Conway cited the nonexistent "Bowling Green massacre" in an interview with Cosmopolitan.com prior to her controversial Thursday, February 2, appearance on MSNBC's Hardball. She claimed the massacre took place when Iraqi refugees were not properly vetted and went on to plot and carry out a terrorist attack in Bowling Green, KY.
How rich. Just weeks ago, CNN itself spread the fake news about Russian operatives having "compromising personal and financial information" on Trump. And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it. "It's completely senseless regardless of who is lodging the attack", Conway told CNN's Jake Tapper, when asked whether the president felt sympathy for the people who were killed.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday that CNN had retracted its statement, but the network fired back, saying it stood by its concerns about Conway.
The same day, Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, said the administration will continue using the term "fake news" until the media eases up on Trump.