A Trump adviser made up a fictional massacre and now everyone is taking the piss
We're only just into February and we've already hit the most batshit story of the year.
Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to Donald Trump, gave an interview where she talked about the justification for the President's travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries.
In the interview, Conway cites two Iraqi refugees who came to the US, were radicalised and were "the masterminds behind the Bowling Green Massacre".
Now you might not have heard of the Bowling Green Massacre because, according to Conway, "most people don't know that because it didn't get covered". You also might not have heard of the Bowling Green Massacre because it never happened.
Video via MSNBC
Conway is best known for coining the term 'alternative facts' - in other words 'legitimising absolute bollocks' - and this appears to be a prime example of it: inventing a completely fictitious set of circumstances to justify a course of action.
It wasn't long before people clicked that this was a massive wipe of shit, and obviously the first thing people did was pile in on Conway and her version of events.
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
It's not just the Bowling Green Massacre. Refugees were also behind the Narnia Bombings, the shootings in Atlantis and the Midsomer Murders pic.twitter.com/PW1u9Md0s2
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) February 3, 2017
Here are all the names of the people that perished in the Bowling Green Massacre. May they Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/vB3k6vNz2y
— Sam Zee (@SamZComedy) February 3, 2017
I was a student at BGSU when the Bowling Green Massacre didn't happen. I'll never be able to not forget what I didn't see that day.🙏
— Jim Osborne (@ozzy4873) February 3, 2017
For every RT this tweet gets I will personally donate one imaginary dollar to the victims of the Bowling Green Massacre.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 3, 2017
My alternative thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims of the Bowling Green Massacre. #alternativefacts
— Vito (@VitoC0nte) February 3, 2017
This is the only Bowling Green Massacre I have ever heard of: pic.twitter.com/27M7SIRL3g
— Jen Myers, MSPH (@downhiller1976) February 3, 2017
RIP everyone who didn't die in the Bowling Green Massacre. Your spirits will live on. Until you actually die.
This article originally appeared on JOE.co.uk.