Conway Cites Fictional ‘Massacre’ To Justify Trump’s Immigration Ban

‘It’s brand-new information to people that President Obama had a six month ban on the refugee program’

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Kellyanne Conway Cites a Fictional ‘Massacre’ To Justify Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban (Uproxx)

Kellyanne Conway may have topped herself during an episode of Chris Matthews’ Hardball in both the spin and alternative-facts departments. The subject, of course, was the Trump immigration ban that has dominated the past seven days. Conway already justified the blocking of refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries by brushing off detainments as inconveniences. On Thursday night, she went further and completely made up a fake terror attack called the “Bowling Green Massacre.” She really said this:

“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. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.”

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