After serving as Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway was tapped to serve as “counselor to the president,” where she is responsible for helping White House leadership with messaging and executing the administration’s legislative priorities.
During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press in January, Chuck Todd asked Conway why Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer claimed the inauguration crowd sizes were misreported by the press with no evidence to support his claim. She responded by claiming that Sean Spicer gave “alternative facts” to those media outlets reported.
Then in a February interview with Chris Matthews on Hardball, Conway referenced an event allegedly perpetrated by Iraqi terrorists that she coined the “Bowling Green massacre” while defending Trump’s immigration ban. The event never actually took place.
The next day Conway stated that she meant to say “Bowling Green terrorists,” likely in reference to the 2011 arrest of two Iraqi refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky who were eventually sentenced to federal prison for attempting to send weapons and money to al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Also in February, Conway promoted Ivanka Trump’s fashion line products during an appearnace on Fox & Friends. She was immediately accused of breaking federal ethics rules by House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz.