KellyAnne Conway – Makes Up Terrorist Attack That Never Happened
While the news coming out of the Donald Trump campaign is starting to cease to amaze me, I am even finding myself stunned with an interview KellyAnne Conway gave last night. During the interview, Conway completely made up a terrorist attack that never happened!
Last night, Conway sat down for an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.
“It’s new information to people,” Conway stated during the interview, “that President Obama had a six month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqi’s came here to this country, were radicalized, and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre, and most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.”
Although this was likely one of Conway’s methods to try to defend the controversial “Muslim Ban” Trump has been enacting, it was definitely a wrong way to go about it. This is due to the fact that there was never a six month ban on the Iraqi refugee program from Obama AND that there was never a terrorist attack in Bowling Green (a town in Kentucky).
CNN has pointed out that. while there were two men arrested who lived in Bowling Green in 2011 who were refugees and had been trying to get weapons to Al Qaeda overseas, they were never planning to do an attack on American soil.
The one thing I think Conway should be applauded for with this quote, though, is that she’s demonstrating alternative facts with a key example. Namely, take something that actually happened -the men who were refugees living in Bowling Green who were arrested related to terrorism- and reinvent it as a massacre that happened here involving a six-month refugee ban in order to make Trump’s “Muslim Ban” look justifiable. As I eagerly await Sean Spicer‘s defense of what she said, I tip my hat off to Conway. Brilliant move.