Kellyanne Conway is a compulsive liar — just like her boss, President Donald Trump, who, at one point during his presidential campaign, was lying 87 times in just five hours.
For more than a year, she lied how Trump would never follow through with his ban on Muslim immigrants — then he did the exact same thing as soon as he took office. She lied about Trump not being disrespectful to women, but almost everyone knows how he treats women. She lied about Trump being a generous person — when he was reportedly exploiting his charity’s money for personal gain.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, Conway recently came up with the term “alternative facts” to describe and defend all the pathetic lies being spewed by the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
But if you thought she would stop there, you were wrong because not two weeks after her infamous “alternative facts,” Conway has come up with an “alternative” terrorist attack.
And just like her alternative facts, Conway’s terrorist attack is a blatant lie.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that aired this week, Trump’s adviser justified the president’s executive order (read: ban) barring refugees and citizens traveling to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries with the “Bowling Green Massacre.”
Conway claimed it was a terrorist attack which was carried out by Iraqi refugees.
“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.”
Conway is absolutely right when she says the Bowling Green Massacre was never covered.
Because the Bowling Green Massacre never happened.
The so-called massacre is another one of Conway’s wretched lies to defend the discriminatory ban Trump has placed on Somalia, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Iran.
What she was probably referring to was a 2011 incident that occurred in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in which two Iraqi nationals were found guilty of having ties to IEDs (improvised explosive device) and of transferring money and weapons to insurgents in Iraq.
There was no massacre.
And it wasn’t just the attack Conway made up in that one-breath answer. The fact that the Obama administration banned Iraqi refugees from entering the U.S. for six months in 2011 is also untrue.
This is exactly what happens when people like Conway and Trump are handed over unchecked power.
After distorting facts, they are actually inventing fake terrorist attacks to malign Muslim refugees. It’s not just unethical, it’s potentially life-threatening for the community that’s being maligned.
Conway needs to be held accountable.
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