Kellyanne Conway cites ‘Bowling Green massacre’ that never happened to defend travel ban

Source: The Washington Post

February 3 at 9:32 AM

Kellyanne Conway’s erroneous ‘Bowling Green massacre,’ explained

In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Feb. 2, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended President Trump’s travel ban with inaccurate claims of a “Bowling Green massacre,” and an Iraqi refugee ban under former president Barack Obama. Here’s what we think she meant.(Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)

Kellyanne Conway has taken “alternative facts” to a new level.

During a Thursday interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, the counselor to the president defended President Trump’s travel ban related to seven majority-Muslim countries. At one point, Conway made a reference to two Iraqi refugees whom she described as the masterminds behind “the Bowling Green massacre.”

“Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered,” Conway said.

The Bowling Green massacre didn’t get covered because it didn’t happen. There has never been a terrorist attack in Bowling Green, Ky., carried out by Iraqi refugees or anyone else.

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