While speaking with Chris Matthews during a segment on MSNBC, Conway attempted to defend Trump’s executive order that bans travel to the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries by citing the fake massacre. Only, it never even happened.
Conway’s defense via Twitter was that it was an “honest mistake” and she “meant to say ‘Bowling Green terrorists’” when referencing an article reported by ABC News. She then followed up with two more tweets to defend her inaccurate comments.
1/2: Honest mistakes abound. Last night, prominent editor of liberal site apologized for almost running a story re: tweet from fake account— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 3, 2017
2/2: yet won't name him, attack him, get the base 2 descend upon him. Same with MLKJr bust fake story. It's called class, grace, deep breath— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 3, 2017
Last month, Conway came up with the phrase “alternative facts” while defending White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s comments alleging false inauguration crowd numbers. Just like the last mix-up, Conway wasn’t spared any pity, as people jokingly reacted on social media.
Former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton also weighed in:
Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack …or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don't make up attacks.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 3, 2017
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Frederick Douglass' speech this morning was very moving, so many lives lost at the Bowling Green Massacre. #NeverForget 🦄— Billy Ludwig (@Billy_Ludwig) February 3, 2017
Saddened and sickened by Frederick Douglass' silence surrounding the Bowling Green Massacre.— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) February 3, 2017
RT if you died in the Bowling Green Massacre.— Alex Amadeo 🇨🇱🇵🇷 (@Irelay) February 3, 2017
Here are all the names of the people that perished in the Bowling Green Massacre. May they Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/vB3k6vNz2y— Sam Z Comedy (@SamZComedy) February 3, 2017
This is going to be an interesting four years.