Kellyanne Conway made up a massacre so folks on Twitter lampooned her
I realize asking for rules in a world of alternative facts is naive, but here goes: Can we at least not make up massacres?
President Donald Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway invented something called the “Bowling Green massacre” on Thursday night, which she said took place in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
In an interview with MSNBC, Conway said: “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 they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre.”
This did not happen.
As Conway later said in a tweet, she was referencing the arrest of two Iraqi refugees who had plotted to send weapons to al-Qaeda to help the extremist organization carry out attacks against United States soldiers.
I would write a transition sentence here, but you all just want to get to the jokes anyway.
Mark Wahlberg screaming at his agent, I WANT A FAHCKIN’ BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE SCRIPT YESTERDAY!”
Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) February 3, 2017
Sad to see everyone politicizing the Bowling Green Massacre so soon after it failed to occur.
Kashana (@kashanacauley) February 3, 2017
Saddened and sickened by Frederick Douglass’ silence surrounding the Bowling Green Massacre.
Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) February 3, 2017
The Bowling Green Massacre is just one example of the millions of things that never happened that my Administration will blame Obama for.
Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) February 3, 2017
You don’t know what the Bowling Green Massacre is because InfoWars hasn’t yet backfilled the story. Just give it time.
Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) February 3, 2017
Wearing my Bowling Green pin to work today
Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) February 3, 2017
You just know Team Trump combed through every crime done by banned nation refugees & Bowling Green was the best they could come up with.
Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) February 3, 2017
Gonna hold a fundraiser for the victims of the Bowling Green Massacre. How does February 30th work for everyone?
Jon Risinger (@JonRisinger) February 3, 2017
When Trump mentions millions voted fraudulently in the election, remind him millions also died fraudulently in the Bowling Green Massacre…
Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) February 3, 2017
Conway’s invention comes just a couple weeks after Trump and Press Secretary Sean Spicer lied about the size of the president’s inaugural crowd, which was followed by Conway making a brief TV appearance in which she said the administration was simply presenting “alternative facts.”