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Social media mocks Conway for citing nonexistent ‘Bowling Green massacre’

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Social media lit up with jokes Thursday night after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway cited a nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre” to defend President Trump’s immigration order. 

{mosads}In an interview with MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Thursday, Conway said that the Obama administration had imposed a six-month ban on refugees from Iraq following a “Bowling Green massacre,” though no such massacre occurred. 

She later tweeted to say that she meant to say “Bowling Green terrorists,” referring to two men from Iraq who were living in Bowling Green, Ky., and indicted for attempting to send weapons to al Qaeda in Iraq.

But Twitter users quickly mocked Conway’s original claim, sending the hashtag #BowlingGreenMassacre to the top of the trending topics list. Here is a sampling of some of the tweets about it: 

 

Chelsea Clinton also weighed in to mock Conway’s claim. Clinton’s tweet also referred to news that a French soldier shot a knife-wielding man outside the Louvre in Paris, saying she was “grateful” no one was seriously injured and making a plea not to “make up attacks.”

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