In recent days, Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway has come under fire for mistakenly citing a fake Islamic terrorist attack to justify the "Muslim ban" signed into law by Donald Trump. In the aftermath, social media users have mocked and trolled Conway, prompting her to respond to the backlash.

Conway on Fox News

While speaking to MSNBC's Chris Matthews earlier this week, Kellyanne Conway was asked about the controversy surrounding the aforementioned "Muslim ban" executive order. As part of her response, Conway claimed that two Iraqi refugees engaged in the "bowling green Massacre." Instantly, Conway was debunked and fact-checked as the "Bowling Green Massacre" never actually took place.

Conway's comments were in reference to two Iraqis who had previously lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky being linked to terrorist attacks in the Middle East. As reported by Fox News on February 4, Conway is not happy with how many have reacted.

While joining Fox News host Howard Kurtz for an interview on "Media Buzz," which will air on Sunday, the former Donald Trump campaign manager spoke out against the "haters" who have criticized her. "They’re masterminds, I had said that before," Kellyanne Conway said of her comments.

"I should have said 'plot' or I should have just called them 'terrorists," Conway continued, while adding "I clarified immediately. I should have said terrorists and not 'massacre.'"

"I misspoke one word," Kellyanne Conway said, while pointing out, "The corrections in the newspapers that are attacking me are three paragraphs long every day." Prior to her taped interview for Fox News, Conway lashed out on her personal Twitter account in an attempt to defend herself from the critics.

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Moving forward

As the White House continues its feud with the mainstream media, it doesn't appear that common ground will be found anytime soon. Earlier in the day, Donald Trump took to Twitter to rip into The New York Times, while labeling them as "fake news." In addition, Conway is no longer allowed on CNN as of press time, as the battle between the media and the new administration heats up.