By: Arati Patel
Kellyanne Conway is getting ripped online this morning after an interview she did last night, with Chelsea Clinton getting in on the action.
On Thursday, Conway sat down with Chris Matthews of MSNBC in discussion of all things President Trump, including his recent immigration ban. In the interview, Kelly referred to the "Bowling Green Massacre" to back her statement about the validity of an immigration ban.
"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," Conway said. "Most people don't know that because it didn't get covered.”
The real reason most people don't know about Bowling Green though, is because no such attack ever happened.
Kellyanne is most likely referring to a case wherein two Iraqi refugees living in Bowling Green Kentucky were accused of sending both weapons and money to Al-Qaeda. Mohanad Shareef Hammadi and Waad Ramadan Alwan were not illegal, though. The men were cleared to live in the United States and no one was ever killed. The arrest of these men simply lead to a stricter vetting procedure, and even so, still allowed immigrants into the U.S.
Later Thursday evening, Conway posed links about "Bowling Green terrorists" on Twitter, to clear up what she was talking about:
As you can imagine, Twitter reactions to the "Bowling Green Massacre" were priceless, lead by one from Chelsea Clinton:
Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack ...or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don't make up attacks.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 3, 2017
Conway clapped back at Clinton later Friday morning:
See more reactions below:
There's only one director who could properly depict the relentless carnage of the Bowling Green Massacre and that's Mel Gibson.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 3, 2017
Saddened and sickened by Frederick Douglass' silence surrounding the Bowling Green Massacre.— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) 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
Sad to see everyone politicizing the Bowling Green Massacre so soon after it failed to occur.— Kashana (@kashanacauley) February 3, 2017
Guys, these Bowling Green Massacre jokes are a little too soon. Out of respect, we should wait until it takes place. #AltFacts— Rob Lawson (@roblawsonjr) February 3, 2017
Kellyanne Conyway learned about the bowling green massacre from Betsy Devos who heard about it from Frederick Douglass— Matt (@StartedTweeting) February 3, 2017
guys, i found the 2011 bowling green massacre. stop pretending this didn't happen. pic.twitter.com/1jCJo2EWMB— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) February 3, 2017
Later Friday morning, Conway tweeted again about the confusion:
1/2: Honest mistakes abound. Last night, prominent editor of liberal site apologized for almost running a story re: tweet from fake account— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 3, 2017
2/2: yet won't name him, attack him, get the base 2 descend upon him. Same with MLKJr bust fake story. It's called class, grace, deep breath— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 3, 2017
Watch the video above.