Kellyanne Conway has had a tough go of things lately - she was forced to defending Press Secretary Sean Spicer's lies about the crowd size at President Trump's inauguration as "alternative facts," and now she's stuck defending Trump's Muslim-targeted immigration ban by bringing up the infamous Bowling Green Massacre.
There's only one problem: the "Bowling Green Massacre" is not a thing that happened.
See, there WERE two individuals (Iraqi refugees) who were caught in Bowling Green, KY, planning to help get weapons to al Qaeda operatives in Iraq (not commit a massacre in Bowling Green). They were arrested and sentenced to two years in prison and killed exactly 0 people in Bowling Green, let alone enough individuals to be considered a "massacre."
So - Trump's spokesperson literally just made up a fake terrorist attack to help justify an unpopular decision, and - as expected - the internet is roasting her HARD over it:
I remember the Bowling Green Massacre like it was yesterday. Cause that's when it was made up-- Kevin Flood (@FLOOKLYN) February 3, 2017
shame on Kellyanne Conway for attempting to politicize the Bowling Green massacre, in which I was killed-- PAPPADEMAS (@PAPPADEMAS) February 3, 2017
Please, a moment of alternative silence for the victims of the Bowling Green massacre-- Colin Barber (@TheCBarbsFiles) 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
Saddened and sickened by Frederick Douglass' silence surrounding the Bowling Green Massacre.-- Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) February 3, 2017
My girlfriend? Oh, you wouldn't know her. She was tragically killed at summer camp during the Bowling Green Massacre.-- Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) February 3, 2017
Devastated to learn that Manti Te'o's girlfriend was one of the victims lost in the Bowling Green Massacre.-- Jen Statsky (@jenstatsky) February 3, 2017
The Bowling Green Massacre was horrific, but not as bad as-- Erik Bransteen (@erikbransteen) February 3, 2017
the Gotham City Riots.
Thankfully, Batman was able to put a stop to both of them.
if you'd like to donate to the fund for the victims of the bowling green massacre please PayPal me directly-- Max Read (@max_read) February 3, 2017
RIP, 3-5 million illegal voters lost in the Bowling Green Massacre. #BowlingGreenMassacre-- Michael Beeman (@MichaelBeeman) February 3, 2017
Mark Wahlberg screaming at his agent, "I WANT A FAHCKIN' BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE SCRIPT YESTERDAY!"-- Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) February 3, 2017