During an interview with MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, Kellyanne Conway attempted to justify Trump’s immigration ban using a made up “massacre.” Later on she went on Twitter where she said she meant to say Green Bowling Terrorist, and to be fair it was an honest mistake, or was it?
In an interview with Fox News’ Howard Kurtz on Sunday, Conway again defended the legitimacy of her story.
“I should have said plot or I should have just called them terrorists … I clarified immediately,” Conway said. “I should have said terrorists and not massacre. I’m sure it will live on for a week.”
“I misspoke one word.” she added. “The corrections in the newspapers that are attacking me are three paragraphs long every day.”
Maybe it would have been a mistake if that was the only time that she called it “Green Bowling Massacre,” but that’s not the case. Conway actually referred to an inexistent massacre not once, not twice, but three times, to three different media outlets. Now That doesn’t seem like mistake.
The first time she actually referred to the “massacre” was in a phone interview with Cosmo on January 29, although Cosmo didn’t publish Conway’s remarks initially, but on Friday, Conway told the same story on “Hardball.”
The magazine described the comments in an article published Monday.
“Why did he do that?” Conway told the magazine, referring to Obama. “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.”
Then Conway told the same thing to TMZ: