Viewers who tuned into Kellyanne Conway's Thursday night interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC were left scratching their heads after the senior counselor to President Trump attempted to justify the president's controversial executive order on immigration by citing the bowling green massacre.

If you don't recall that dark day in American history, don't feel bad-- nobody else does, either. That's because there is no such thing as the Bowling Green Massacre.

The massacre that wasn't

Conway stated to Matthews that most people would be surprised to learn that President Barack Obama enacted a six-month ban on Iraqi refugees after two radicalized Iraqis came to the U.S.

and were "the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre."

But the real face-palming moment occurred when Conway concluded her remark by saying, "Most people don't know that because it didn't get covered."

Naturally, it's difficult for the press to cover an incident that never actually took place, and Twitter immediately erupted into a feeding frenzy, with Bowling Green Massacre becoming one of the night's trending topics.

Alternative facts or innocent mistake?

While Conway's faux-pas drew jeers and insults on social media, in all probability she just mixed up her facts.

In 2011, two men from Iraq-- Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi-- were sentenced to prison for attempting to provide aid to a terrorist organization.

Although the two men were residing in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at the time of their arrest on charges of providing material support to al Qaeda, they never launched an attack on American soil. And they certainly never masterminded a massacre. The aforementioned event led Barack Obama to revise vetting procedures for Iraqi nationals.

Of course, far-left media outlets weren't as forgiving, and were quick to cry "fake news". Mother Jones, the ultra-liberal website, stated: "Honest to God, these people will say anything. Soon we're going to be hearing about the poisoning of the town reservoir in Terre Haute that killed thousands but was covered up by the Clinton Foundation."

Meanwhile, covered the story by quipping, "It is, I suppose, possible that Conway was referring to the other Bowling Green Massacre, which is a local haunted house."

Conway has not yet clarified her remarks regarding the massacre that wasn't, and it remains to be seen what effect, if any, this faux-pas will have on Trump's executive order on immigration.

What also remains to be seen is whether the liberal pundits and journalists who jumped all over Kellyanne Conway Thusday night will be as quick to do the same the next time a Democrat gets his or her facts mixed up.