Huh? Second Kellyanne ‘Bowling Green massacre’ claim!
Kellyanne Conway’s ridiculous claim about the nonexistent “Bowling Green Massacre’ last Thursday on MSNBC’s Hardball has become a subject not only of derision but serious concern the Trump White House® using propaganda and lies to drive their agenda.
Well, it turns out that the Hardball moment was not the first time Kellyanne mentioned the fictional tragedy:
During a phone interview conducted with Cosmopolitan on Jan. 29, Conway wrongly claimed that President Obama had called for a “ban on Iraqi refugees” (he only increased the number of background checks) and argued that “he did that for exactly the same reasons. He did that because two Iraqi nationals came to this country, joined ISIS, traveled back to the Middle East to get trained and refine their terrorism skills and come back here and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre of taking innocent soldiers’ lives away.”
Mohanad Shareef Hammadi and Waad Ramadan Alwan were arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2011 for “using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) against U.S. soldiers in Iraq” as well as trying “to send weapons and money to al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) for the purpose of killing U.S. soldiers” fighting overseas.
There is no evidence that they ever took any American lives on American soil.
Conway’s dishonest claim about a massacre in Bowling Green, Kentucky first attracted attention when she made it on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on Thursday night.
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