I continue to be amazed at the level of cluelessness displayed by Trump supporters. You’d think I would become used to it, but the stupid ratchets up.
This comes from a Public Policy Polling report on February 10. The poll measured how much folks approve of Donald Trump after 3 weeks in office. The Trump Executive Order on Immigration, banning travel from 7 majority Muslim countries was not supported by a majority (45% support, 49% oppose) but the incredible thing is that among those Trump supporters who support the ban, by a wide margin (51/23) said that the Bowling Green massacre shows why Trump’s immigration policy is needed. Here’s the question:
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ‘The Bowling Green massacre shows why we need Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration?’
There was no Bowling Green massacre! It’s something that Trump spokesperson Kellyanne Conway made up. She claims that she misspoke, but the Washington Post found that she had spoke of the imaginary massacre two times before. Here’s one statement she made to Cosmo:
[Obama] did that because two Iraqi nationals came to this country, joined ISIS, traveled back to the Middle East to get trained and refine their terrorism skills and come back here, and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre of taking innocent soldiers’ lives away.”
What happened in Bowling Green was that two people residing there, who came to the US from Iraq attempted to send weapons and money to al Qaeda (not ISIS) for the purpose of killing U.S. soldiers were arrested, and sent to jail. They did not travel back to Iraq for training, and there was no attack on US soil. Read the FBI report.
Sensible people can make very bad decisions when they have bad information, but sensible people investigate their facts when making important decisions, like who will be president of the United States.