No, Mr. President, There Was No Terror Attack In Sweden

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First it was Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer. Now the president of the United States is also fabricating a terror attack by refugees.

UPDATE: President Donald Trump has published two tweets regarding his statements on Sweden's "problems" at an airport last weekend, which stirred confusion.

The comments reportedly stemmed from a Fox News broadcast on the detriments of allowing in refugees. 

Considering the conservative media outlet is Trump's No. 1 source of news, this comes as absolutely no surprise. 


President Donald Trump is in combative mode.

In rallies, he has attacked the free press and promised a healthcare system more robust than Obamacare

More recently, Trump has received a lot of backlash for his anti-immigration stance. And in response, Trump and his representatives like Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer, are making up terror attacks by refugees to justify the xenophobic ban.

This weekend, as he addressed throngs of supporters in a hangar at the Orlando-Melbourne airport, Trump reminded the audience of the catastrophe that Sweden was subject to on Saturday night.

 

“You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”

The problem is, nobody quite understands what Trump was talking about. The country had a rather uneventful night, and the citizens were bewildered by Trump's claims.

 

This is, obviously not the first time the Trump administration has made up a terror attack.

However, Trump may be on to something here. The night before, Fox News had dedicated an entire slot to discussing an alleged crime rise in Sweden after the country opened its door to refugees. The Tucker Carlson show had aired a documentary the night before about this rise in crime, although the documentary did not mention any specific incidents in the recent weeks.

Looks like Trump, who recently blasted CNN and other media outlets for spreading fake news, had fallen asleep while watching the show and woken up with distorted memories.

That's the charitable explanation, at least. The other distinct possibility: Trump has zero regard for the truth, as long as his lies serve his political purpose.

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