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Conway Cited 'Bowling Green Massacre' in Previous Interviews

By    |   Monday, 06 Feb 2017 06:33 PM

Last week's MSNBC interview in which Kellyanne Conway, top aide to President Donald Trump, incorrectly referenced the non-existent "Bowling Green massacre" wasn't the only time she used the term.

Conway was derided in the press and on social media for citing the 2011 Kentucky "massacre" that never happened. In truth, two men were arrested in Bowling Green for plotting to send weapons to al Qaida fighters overseas.

The plot was foiled, and no one was ever injured in the United States or elsewhere.


Conway on Friday said she misspoke, and had meant to say "Bowling Green terrorists," but two other media outlets say Conway used the word "massacre" with them as well.

Conway made the statement to MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Thursday, but Cosmopolitan reported on Monday that Conway also used the phrase in an interview four days earlier on January 29.

TMZ also posted video of Conway using the term on January 29.

Cosmopolitan did not end up using the quote in stories published from the interview, but wrote on Monday that not only did she use the term, but said that soldiers died in the attack. She made a similar statement to TMZ.

The quote came in reference to Trump's moratorium on people entering the United States from seven countries with terror ties.

Because the countries are majority Muslim, critics have called it a "Muslim ban," a term similar to language used by Trump in December.

But Conway noted that Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, also slowed immigration after the arrests in Bowling Green.

"He did, it's a fact," Conway told Cosmopolitan. "Why did he do 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 came back here, and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre of taking innocent soldiers' lives away."

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