President Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway is defending Trump's immigration ban by citing something that did not happen. In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews last night, Conway said President Obama ordered a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program. Conway said that happened after two Iraqis came to the U.S., were radicalized and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Observers say Conway might have been referring to two Iraqi men who were admitted to the U.S. as refugees in 2009 and arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky on terrorism charges in 2011.
They pleaded guilty to trying to send weapons to al-Qaeda in Iraq. The men did not kill anyone in Bowling Green or anywhere else in the U.S. After their arrest, Obama ordered the revetting of more than 57-thousand Iraqi refugees already in this country.