10 Most Savage Tweets About Kellyanne Conway's Made-Up 'Bowling Green Massacre'

by John Haltiwanger

On Thursday night, Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway justified Trump's travel ban by citing the Bowling Green Massacre orchestrated by two Iraqi refugees.

Except the Bowling Green Massacre never happened. Yeah, she just took alternative facts to a whole new level.

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 were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people don't know that because it didn't get covered.

Just to be clear, in case anyone's still unsure, the Bowling Green Massacre is not a thing. The media didn't cover it because it did not occur.

To her credit, Conway admitted she was wrong, but this was a pretty major misstatement.

Admitting she was wrong also didn't stop Twitter from mocking her mercilessly.

Let's bow our heads for a moment of silence for the victims of the Bowling Green Massacre.

Look at this terrifying man.

Never forget.

That day is etched into our collective memory.

Also, did you know Frederick Douglass is still alive?



WARNING: These images are disturbing.

Anyone up for some bowling?

Even though Conway did the right thing and acknowledged what she said was completely untrue, it's still very unsettling that a senior adviser to the president spread such utterly false information.

It makes you wonder what else she might believe, and what she's saying to the president behind closed doors.

She erroneously used a terror attack that never happened to justify a travel ban that negatively impacts refugees and seven predominately Muslim countries.

This is dangerous. Some people might not catch that she admitted she was wrong, and could still believe there really was a massacre the media never reported on.

The health of our democracy depends a great deal on the public having correct information. When top advisers from the White House can't even get the facts straight, it's pretty hard to accomplish this.

Citations: Kellyanne Conway Cites Made-up 'Bowling Green Massacre' to Justify Travel Ban (New York Mag), Kellyanne Conway Admits 'Bowling Green Massacre' Error (New York Times)