On Friday morning, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, tweeted the perfect response to Kellyanne Conway’s remarks about the fictitious “Bowling Green massacre.”
‘Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack …or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don’t make up attacks.’
Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack …or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don't make up attacks.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 3, 2017
Clinton was responding to a statement Conway made during a Thursday interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. During the interview, Conway used the “Bowling Green massacre” to justify Donald Trump’s travel ban, which prevents immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Conway claimed that most people had not heard of the massacre because it was under-reported, when in reality, the massacre never took place.
Conway was referring to two Iraqi men who were living in Bowling Green, Kentucky when they were arrested for plotting to send money and firearms to Al Qaeda. The plan and the subsequent arrests really did happen; however, it cannot be emphasized enough that there was never any massacre, as Clinton pointed out.
The Louvre attack that Clinton mentioned in her tweet took place this morning at the Carrousel du Louvre. A man wielding a machete rushed towards a group of soldiers and guards while shouting “Allahu akbar.” The man was then shot by one of the soldiers. French authorities have since launched a terror investigation in response to the situation.
This is not the first time that Clinton has gone after the Trump administration on Twitter. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, when Trump omitted any mention of Jewish people from his official statement because “others were killed too,” Clinton retweeted someone who said that the White House had “All Lives Mattered the Holocaust.”
The original tweet can be seen below, followed by Clinton’s retweet and added comment.
Holee shit. They All Lives Mattered The Holocaust https://t.co/9qNhBxx5iP
— Not Only a Thug A Poet (@SoloChills) January 29, 2017
Days later, I still can't get over how painful & painfully brilliant & painfully obvious this is https://t.co/lvIAeGKYsM
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 31, 2017
Clinton also appeared to be stunned into near silence by the rambling speech that Trump delivered at the White House’s Black History Month event. Clinton retweeted the transcript of the speech along with the words “This is…This is…”
This is…this is… https://t.co/p0Jv4CBa0q
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 1, 2017
Hillary Clinton has, for the most part, been quiet on social media since her loss to Trump in November. However, her daughter has made it clear that she will not blindly accept the behavior of the country’s new president and his cronies.
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