“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 radicalised and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre,” Conway told host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball programme.
Commentators quickly debunked the claim on social media. The 2011 action was a refugee slowdown, not a full travel ban, after two Iraqi citizens were arrested and indicted over a botched attempt to send money and weapons to al-Qaeda in Iraq.
When the President or his adviser is proven to be telling the American people alternative facts, it becomes impossible for the average person to know what is true, and what is not. America has enough problems without adding fictional ones. Once the integrity of the Office of the President is dismantled, it is hard to rehabilitate it!