On Thursday, Kellyanne Conway, a top advisor to Donald Trump, tried to justify the president's travel ban on seven majority-Muslim countries. As Iraq is one of the seven countries, Conway made up something called "the Bowling Green massacre," supposedly orchestrated by two Iraqi refugees.
I bet it’s brand-new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.
There is no Bowling Green massacre. It did not happen. It is completely made up. Skip to 2:40 for the quote.
According to the Washington Post, Kellyanne Conway was "likely referring to two Iraqi citizens living in Bowling Green," Kentucky, who went to prison after their 2011 arrest for trying to give weapons and money to al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Because this is madness, "Bowling Green Massacre" quickly became the top trending topic on Twitter. Here's what some of the internet had to say on the latest blunder from the queen of alternative facts.
Kellyanne Conway tweeted to correct herself, saying she meant to say: "Bowling Green terrorists."