Chelsea Clinton Blasts Kellyanne Conway for Making Up 'Bowling Green Massacre,' Gets a Swift History Lesson
On Thursday, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway found herself in tough spot after she called out the media for ignoring the “Bowling Green massacre.”
Among that number was Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill and former presidential hopeful Hillary:
Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack ...or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre.
Please don't make up attacks.
While Clinton didn't specifically mention Conway, it soon become clear the the Trump adviser heard the message loud and clear, and dropped an inconvenient history lesson on the former first daughter:
The “Bosnia lie” — as Conway put it — is a nod to Hillary Clinton's 2008 claim that, as first lady, she was often sent to regions of the globe that were “too dangerous” for her commander-in-chief husband Bill Clinton to visit.
Specifically, Clinton touted a particularly harrowing, and false, incident from her 1996 trip to Bosnia:
"I remember landing under sniper fire.
There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."
Clinton's now-infamous claim has been blasted by sources as varied as reporters, Secret Service agents, military personnel, and even comedian Sinbad — who had traveled with Clinton to Bosnia as part of a goodwill entourage.
As Sinbad said in 2008:
"I think the only 'red-phone' moment was: 'Do we eat here or at the next place.'
What kind of president would say, 'Hey, man, I can't go 'cause I might get shot so I'm going to send my wife...oh, and take a guitar player and a comedian with you.'"
Even after Sinbad ridiculed Clinton's “sniper fire” claim, she continued to defend it as truth for months, until she eventually said she'd misremembered it because she was “sleep-deprived.”
Clinton's “sniper fire” claim has since earned the worst possible rating of “Four Pinocchios” from The Washington Post's fact-checkers.
For any further proof, see this 1996 CBS News clip about the Bosnia trip which “shows Clinton walking calmly out of the back of the C-17 military transport plane that brought her” — with daughter Chelsea Clinton right by her side: