President Donald Trump’s senior advisor Kellyanne Conway, hit back at Chelsea Clinton after the former first daughter trolled her for her comments about the non-existent “Bowling Green massacre.”
It all started on Feb. 2, when Conway spoke to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in an interview about Trump’s controversial executive order to restrict immigration and travel from seven Muslim-majority nations. Conway said former President Barack Obama did something similar during his term.
“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 told Matthews, according to The Hill. “Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.”
There is no such thing as the Bowling Green massacre. Countless people, including Chelsea Clinton, hit back at Conway for her gaffe.
“Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack …or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre,” Clinton tweeted on Feb. 3. “Please don’t make up attacks.”
Conway later clarified in a tweet that she “meant to say ‘Bowling Green terrorists'” and attached a link describing the arrest of two Iraqi refugees living in Bowling Green, Kentucky, who were arrested for sending weapons and money to Al-Qaeda, ultimately leading to a stricter vetting process for refugees and immigrants, notes ABC.
In another tweet, Conway issued a scathing response to Clinton for her criticism.
“Bosnia lie a Great reminder,” the presidential advisor tweeted. “And 2 @ChelseaClinton & others, you can’t ‘invent’ quality candidates either. I misspoke; you lost the election.”
Conway was referring to Chelsea’s mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who once erroneously stated that she was attacked upon entering Bosnia as First Lady in 1996.
“I remember landing under sniper fire,” Mrs. Clinton said at the time, according to CNN. “There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”
This never happened. The former secretary of state later said that she “misspoke.”
Sources: Chelsea Clinton/Twitter, Kellyanne Conway/Twitter (2), ABC News, CNN, The Hill / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr