Top Trump mouthpiece Kellyanne Conway – you remember, the one who went on about “alternative facts” – has been pilloried for using an alternative fact of her own to justify the president’s immigration ban.
Conway completely made up the “Bowling Green Massacre” in an interview on American TV, and said: “Most people don’t know [about it] because it didn’t get covered.”
Back in the real world, it turned out people don’t know about it because … IT NEVER HAPPENED.
Here’s our favourite responses on Twitter, beginning with the “Bowling Green Massacre Victims Fund”, a spoof fund-raising website which links to ACLU if you try to donate.
Here’s 10 more.
Finding these Bowling Green Massacre jokes to be a little too soon. Out of respect, we should wait until it takes place.
— Justin Shanes (@justinshanes) February 3, 2017
— Felicity Spector (@FelicitySpector) February 3, 2017
shame on Kellyanne Conway for attempting to politicize the Bowling Green massacre, in which I was killed
— PAPPADEMAS (@PAPPADEMAS) February 3, 2017
A US travel ban on anyone from Midsomer surely can't be long in coming… https://t.co/8cs8RGX0Wv
— Tom Holland (@holland_tom) February 3, 2017
There aren't enough shootings in America they have to make one up?https://t.co/HQhofBPk31
— boothby graffoe (@boobygraffoe) February 3, 2017
— Victory In Love (@VictoryInLove) February 3, 2017
fake or not, I thought Mark Wahlbergs performance in the Bowling Green Massacre biopic was astonishing
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) February 3, 2017
Please, a moment of alternative silence for the victims of the Bowling Green massacre
— Colin Barber (@TheCBarbsFiles) February 3, 2017
The Bowling Green
Fabrication Society pic.twitter.com/QPnbGWeKgj
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 3, 2017
Kellyanne Conway: It's important that we never forget the Red Wedding which was orchestrated and carried out by Muslim refugee children.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 3, 2017
This is what Conway had to say about the “massacre”.
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 were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.
And you can watch it for yourself, about 2m 40sec in.