Kellyanne Conway offended the hearts AND brains of the American people with her reference to the Bowling Green Massacre, a terrorist attack that didn’t actually exist.
But thanks to Cosmo, we’re starting to seriously doubt her credibility…
More! We’re doubting it MORE.
On Monday morning, the mag revealed that during an interview they recorded on January 29, four days BEFORE her disastrous MSNBC appearance, Kellyanne was already testing the massacre waters.
Comparing Barack Obama‘s temporary blocking of Iraqi refugees to her boss’s Muslim ban, she said:
“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 come back here, and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre of taking innocent soldiers’ lives away.”
So in her imaginary scenario, soldiers were killed? Man, this massacre just gets worse and worse.
Cosmopolitan chose to run two differently angled stories based on the lengthy interview, neither of which contained the quote.
But since the hubbub, someone decided to look back through their records, and boy are we glad they did!
When Cosmo reached Conway for comment, she explained:
“It was a plot to massacre and they were Bowling Green terrorists. That’s what I should have said. I clarified.”
Right. It was just misspeaking that created an event out of whole cloth. And she did it twice, both in actual public forums. On accident.
“Frankly they were terrorists in Bowling Green but their massacre took place in Iraq. At least this got clear-thinking people to focus on what did happen in Bowling Green. I gave new life to that ABC News investigative report and the fact that these two Iraqi nationals came to the US with a plan of death and destruction.”
So she did us a favor by screwing up? Man, that is some spin.
Do YOU think it was an accident? Or did Kellyanne mean to confuse with her words??