After Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson blamed President Obama for the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, the famously unflappable flack admitted on Monday that she was mistaken.
Then-President George W. Bush led the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, weeks after the 9/11 terror attacks and years before Obama was even elected to the U.S. Senate.
“I obviously meant to say Syria and not Afghanistan,” Pierson told the paper about the interview, where she also referred to the Afghanistan war as “Obama’s war.”
Pierson, who has been a constant fixture on the cable news circuit, also defended her batting average. She estimated that after giving some 600 interviews as a representative for Team Trump, she’s made mistakes in “0.03 percent” of them.
But Pierson’s mistake comes on the heels of another high-profile instance of pushing falsehoods on TV. Earlier this month, another top Trump staffer hinted on-air that Pierson had been reprimanded for repeatedly insisting that Obama was responsible for the death of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in the line of duty during the Bush administration and whose father made an emotional case against Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention.
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