No such massacre ever occurred.
Well it's happened again.
This week, on three separate occasions, White House Press Secretary Sean "alternative facts" Spicer alluded to a terror attack in Atlanta by someone from overseas.
There have been no terror attack in Atlanta perpetrated by someone from overseas.
The first time it happened was on January 29 was when Spicer told ABC's "This Week"...
"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,"
The second time it happened was during one of Spicer's appearances on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"...
"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. 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."
The third time Spicer alluded to the Atlanta terror attack was when he was asked by a reporter during a press briefing why some countries linked to terrorism aren't on the travel ban list to which 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."
It's still not clear what Atlanta terror attack Spicer was referring to or why he repeated it three separate times.
Since the news of another one of Donald Trump's staff members was peddling in fake terrorist attacks leaked media outlets have tried to reach Spicer to ask what about his Atlanta comments and as of late Wednesday afternoon Spicer has not responded to any of the requests.
On Wednesday, Atlanta police spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy said the department is not aware of any recent terror attacks to which she answered...
"We have no record of an Islamic attack in the City of Atlanta."
Perhaps Spicer was referring to that alternative Atlanta terror attack in 1997 committed by American born Christian terrorist Eric Rudolph who bombed a lesbian club during a series of anti-abortion and anti-gay-motivated attacks across the southern United States. Rudolph also committed the now infamous 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta as well.