Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE's spokeswoman on Wednesday admitted she made a mistake in blaming President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThose on the front lines of climate change should be empowered to be central to its solution The Memo: Trump's justices look set to restrict abortion Minorities and women are leading the red wave MORE for the 2004 death of an American Muslim soldier in Iraq.
Katrina Pierson told CNN's "New Day" she was "absolutely" wrong to place blame on Obama for something that happened four years before he was elected president.
Pierson told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in a Tuesday interview that Obama and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE were to blame for the death of Capt. Humayun Khan, saying "it was under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that changed the rules of engagement that probably cost his life."
When Khan died, Obama was an Illinois state senator, Clinton was a U.S. senator and George W. Bush was president.
Pierson on Wednesday defending casting blame away from Trump for the Iraq War.
"Since then, we have had tens of thousands of soldiers that have been lost, 1 million wounded, $6 trillion later. How can we possibly put any of the onus on Donald Trump?" she asked, calling it "absurd."
Trump's campaign has been pushing back since Khan's father, Khizr Khan, spoke at last week's Democratic National Convention, criticizing Trump's rhetoric. The businessman and his surrogates have repeatedly slammed Khan over his remarks.
Asked if she wanted to apologize to Khan, Pierson said Wednesday, "Apologize for the timeline."
"What I was talking about was the fact that Donald Trump has no connection to anything having to do with Capt. Khan," she said.
"The timeline is very simply and true: Hillary Clinton voted for the war in Iraq."
Khan, interviewed CNN on Tuesday night regarding Pierson's remarks earlier that day, called on Trump backers to show "decency" and stop supporting him.
"Do I need to say anything?" Khan asked. "I would again appeal to his surrogates: Please show some decency."