I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama 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. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.
Aldus Kellyanne Conway, senior adviseur van Donald Trump.
En dat terwijl er nooit sprake was van een ‘slachtpartij’ in Bowling Green.
Wat was er wel aan de hand?
This claim has been debunked by commentators who have pointed out that the 2011 action was a pause on the processing of refugees from Iraq after two Iraqi nationals were arrested over a failed attempt to send money and weapons to al-Qaida in Iraq.
Een ongelukje? Kevin Drum denkt van niet:
Do not for a second think that this wasn’t deliberate. Conway knows that millions will hear about the Bowling Green massacre, but only thousands are likely to hear that it was just made up. And those thousands will all be liberals who read the New York Times and are never going to vote for Trump anyway.
Niet toevallig, is Conway overigens ook de degene die met de term ‘alternative facts’ aan kwam zetten:
Conway had already prompted astonishment by describing comments by White House spokesman Sean Spicer that Trump’s inauguration crowd “was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period” as “alternative facts”.
“You’re saying it’s a falsehood, and they’re giving – Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that,” Conway told NBC last week.
Met Trump in het Witte Huis, regeert de leugen. Letterlijk.