Donald Trump's chief spokeswoman is blaming technology for her inaccurate suggestion that President Obama brought the United States into a war in Afghanistan.
Katrina Pierson told the Texas Tribune in an interview published Monday that a technological glitch with her earpiece echoed throughout her appearance on CNN over the weekend, causing her to mistakenly say that Obama put U.S. troops into Afghanistan.
"I obviously meant to say Syria and not Afghanistan," Pierson told the Tribune, explaining that she was referring to the U.S. effort to back Syrian rebels fighting against President Bashar Assad.
In a Saturday interview, she claimed "Barack Obama went into Afghanistan," when in fact it was President George W. Bush that was responsible for the initial U.S. invasion of the country in 2001.
This isn't the first time Pierson has had to explain a mistake.
In August, she claimed that President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were responsible for the death of Capt. Humayan Khan, whose parents have opposed the Republican presidential nominee.
Khan, a Muslim U.S. soldier, died in 2004 during the Bush administration, years before Obama was in the White House. In that instance, Pierson said her thoughts jumbled because a TV producer was speaking into her earpiece telling her to wrap up ahead of a commercial.