On the morning of the first presidential debate, Donald Trump's campaign manager was pushed again and again to explain why her candidate said that debate moderator Lester Holt is a Democrat when he is actually a registered Republican. Kellyanne Conway declared that Holt was "a great selection for a moderator" and that this was a "terrible and irrelevant example" of something Trump had said, trying to pivot the conversation to attacking his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, the interviewer cut Conway off at least half a dozen times, pushing her to explain why Trump said something factually inaccurate about the debate moderator.
"...a lie would mean that he knew the man's party registration," Conway said.
From The Washington Post: https://goo.gl/mQ6TBH