President Trump's top aide Kellyanne Conway reportedly cited the "Bowling Green massacre" days before she "misspoke" of the non-existent incident in an interview on MSNBC.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan on Jan. 29, Conway pointed to the "Bowling Green massacre," a terrorist attack that never actually occurred, to defend the president's order barring refugees and people from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S.
During the interview, Conway said former President Barack Obama had called for a temporary "ban on Iraqi refugees" following the "Bowling Green Massacre."
"Why did he do that? He did that for exactly the same reasons," Conway told Cosmopolitan.
"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."
Conway faced backlash after referencing the "the Bowling Green massacre" during an interview last week with MSNBC's "Hardball."
"President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOur remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Chelsea Manning tests positive for COVID-19 MORE had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre," Conway said during the MSNBC interview.
“I should have said 'plot' or I should have just called them 'terrorists.' … I clarified immediately. I should have said terrorists and not 'massacre,'” Conway told Fox News’s “Media Buzz."
“I’m sure it will live on for a week.”
When reached by Cosmopolitan, Conway again clarified that she should have said it was a "plot to massacre and they were Bowling Green terrorists."
"Those were evil men who bragged about attacking American soldiers," she told the publication in text message.