On at least three occasions this week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer referenced a nonexistent Islamic terrorist attack on Atlanta.
Atlanta did indeed suffer a terrorist attack, 21 years ago, from a right-wing white Christian terrorist.
Spicer joins his colleague Kellyanne Conway in inventing terrorist attacks: Conway claimed her reference to the "Bowling Green Massacre" was a slip up, but then it transpired she'd referenced the "Massacre" at least three times as well.
The gum-swallowing, thin-skinned patsy and habitual liar has not responded to requests for clarification.
Here's what Spicer told ABC's "This Week" on January 29 while defending the President's travel ban:
"What do we say to the family who loses somebody over a terroristic (sic) — to whether it's Atlanta or San Bernardino or the Boston bomber? Those people, each of whom had gone out to a country and then come back," Spicer said.
The next day, Spicer appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and also mentioned Atlanta while defending the travel ban:
"There was a very short period of time in which we had something to execute that ensured that the people of the United States were safe. Everybody's been protected," Spicer said. "What happened if we didn't act and somebody was killed? … Too many of these cases that have happened — whether you're talking about San Bernardino, Atlanta … Boston … would you wait until you do? The answer is we act now to protect the future."
And in his January 30 press briefing, Spicer once again alluded to an Atlanta terror attack. When asked by a reporter why some countries linked to terrorism aren't on the travel ban list, Spicer responded:
"Right, and we're reviewing the entire process over this period of time to make sure that we do this right. But I don't think you have to look any further than the families of the Boston Marathon, in Atlanta, in San Bernardino to ask if we can go further."
Sean Spicer cites Atlanta terror attack that never happened
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