Bowling Green 'Survivors' Issue Pitch-Perfect Response to Kellyanne Conway

Weeks after claiming the president used his own "alternative facts," Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway invented a terrorist attack whole cloth, citing the little-covered "Bowling Green massacre" in an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews. The slip of the tongue that wasn't left millions of Americans horrified—but none more than the denizens of the small Kentucky city of Bowling Green.


“We got requests from people as far away as Germany and England asking about this massacre or if it even happened,” said Telia Butler of the Bowling Green Visitors Bureau. 

“We've been trying to put a positive spin on everything and just let people know that Bowling Green is a safe, welcoming city," she added "We have all kinds of fun stuff to do. We're full of caves and Corvettes and all kinds of Americana. We've got great food and it's a great place to come visit if you haven't been here. It's been wonderful."

Others have responded with bemusement, with a local production company releasing a parody video in remembrance of the imaginery terrorist attack's "victims."

Also, the Home Cafe & Marketplace on Nashville Road now makes a Bowling Green Pizza with grilled chicken, mozzarella and mac and cheese. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, "All the proceeds from the specialty pizza sales are being donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation."

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