UPDATE: Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson — who often puts her foot in her mouth — has reluctantly and half-heartedly apologized for blaming Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the death of Capt. Humayun Khan who died in Iraq back in 2004.
On Wednesday morning during another CNN interview, Pierson was given the platform to apologize for her inaccurate remarks, but rather than admitting she was wrong with a straightforward acknowledgement, she beat around the bush and said she apologized "for the timeline."
She still, however, tried to defend her original statements by maintaining that she was initially saying Trump shouldn't be "blamed" for something he had nothing to do with, while Clinton is the one who voted for the Iraq War as a senator.
It should be noted, though, that no one blamed Trump for Khan's death — only for his attacks against Khan's grieving parents after their critical Democratic National Convention speech.
Pierson is the only person who publicly placed blame for Khan's death where it doesn't belong.
As Pierson continued to talk in circles during the segment, one of the hosts, John Berman, asked her if she acknowledges that she was wrong to blame Obama and Clinton for "probably" costing Capt. Kahn his life despite the fact that the government was under George W. Bush's command at the time.
"Well, absolutely. That’s why I used probably, because I was just going through the timeline,” she responded, before reiterating that Trump “did not vote for that war, period.”
Watch Pierson's attempt to clarify her comments and defend them at the same time in the clip below.
Katrina Pierson clarifies her comments in which she seemed to blame Obama and Clinton for Capt. Khan's death. https://t.co/X0j1ElCOx6— New Day (@NewDay) August 3, 2016
Shortly after Donald Trump kicked a crying baby and his mother out of his campaign rally in Virginia, his spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, went on air to suggest that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the ones to blame for Capt. Humayun Khan’s death in the Iraq War.
In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday, Pierson attempted to defend her five-time draft dodger boss in his ongoing feud with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the Gold Star parents of the late captain who died in the line of duty in 2004.
“Donald Trump never voted for the Iraq War,” Pierson said. “Hillary Clinton did. And then she didn't support the troops to have what they need. It was under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that changed the rules of engagement that probably cost his life.”
Claiming that Trump didn’t need to apologize to Khan, she said she was confused why Trump was being blamed for this ordeal at all — considering that, according to her, it were the flawed policies of President Barack Obama and Clinton that “probably” led to Khan’s death.
“I don’t understand why it’s so hard to understand why Donald Trump was confused,” she added.
The thing is, as Pierson conveniently forgot, Obama was not the president back in 2004 — George W. Bush was. Obama and Clinton were both senators at the time, and although Clinton did vote for the Iraq war, she later called it a mistake.
As for Trump, he has repeatedly claimed that he never supported the war, but he also told Howard Stern in 2002 that he guessed he was in favor of it.
So, how exactly did Obama’s policies kill a soldier in Iraq four years before he was elected as the commander-in-chief?
CNN later clarified the bizarre and possibly one of the most historically inaccurate statements to come out of Trump campaign, by posting a clip of Blitzer fact-checking Pierson’s statement.
Meanwhile, the internet is having its fun with Pierson’s epic flameout:
#KatrinaPiersonHistory Has live footage of Obama releasing rats into a village before the First Plague hit Europe.— Gina (@redhed67) August 3, 2016
Obama started 14th century Europe's Black Death pandemic, causing 75 million deaths. Because, you know, BLACK.— Simon Ford (@SimonFordComedy) August 3, 2016
When Matt Damon got stuck on Mars, Obama refused to authorize a rescue mission. #KatrinaPiersonHistory— Matthew Gellert (@MatthewGellert) August 3, 2016
Obama knew about that iceberg but didn't warn the captain of the Titanic #KatrinaPiersonHistory— Tara Rodham Dublin (@taradublinrocks) August 3, 2016
"Firefly was cancelled because of Obama"#KatrinaPiersonHistory— Conover Kennard (@Anomaly100) August 3, 2016
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton organized The Spanish Inquisition. #KatrinaPiersonHistory— I, Hoebot. (@eclecticbrotha) August 3, 2016