On Friday, Trump held a rally in Florida that was suspiciously much like a campaign rally (has he realized he’s not campaigning anymore? We don’t know.), and during the rally he, of course, spoke of his highly-controversial Muslim ban. Trying to get the crowd of Trump supporters on board (even though, come on, they’re already on board), he mentioned the travesty that occurred in Sweden just the night before. Trump said:
“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.”
Which is all well and good, except for that pesky little fact that absolutely nothing of note happened in Sweden the night before. Or the night before that, for that matter.
That’s right. Our “great leader” spoke of an implied tragedy in Sweden, presumably that occurred as a result of terrorism, that never actually happened.
How could the President of the United States make such a glaring error? Where would Trump even get such an idea, you ask?
No one should really be surprised by the answer at this point…
Does anyone else find it highly disconcerting that Trump just takes whatever Fox News says at face value and then repeats the lies to anyone who will listen? This is the president, who has every resource available to him, and yet he takes his talking points directly from Fox News and runs with them.
Following the remarks, Sweden was just as surprised as anyone to learn of the terrorist attack on their great country. Apparently, the most notable event of the night in question was a possible glitter explosion on Melfest.
— Dan Johansson (@JohanssonDPJ) February 19, 2017
Other Twitter users vowed to stand by Sweden during this difficult time, and offered words of hope.
Pray for Sweden. They will wake up with universal healthcare. Paid parental leave. Green energy. Free daycare. Sane leaders. #swedenincident
— pixeliza (@pixeliza) February 19, 2017
— Stephanie Donston (@StephDonston) February 20, 2017
Don’t think that everyone believes this was just another in a growing list of falsehoods designed to push the Insanity Agenda forward, however. Many Trump supporters are convinced the “lying Media” is simply trying to cover up a real attack in Sweden. Because of course they are.
The #SwedenIncident is just another example of the media trying to manipulate something President Trump said. Americans aren’t dumb.
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) February 20, 2017
I just want to thank liberals for getting #SwedenIncident to trend #1. The world is now seeing the horrible migrant rape crisis
— Texas Lone Star (@SouthLoneStar) February 19, 2017
Basically, this all boils down to Trump & Co. continuously trying to sell Americans on “alternative facts” in order to gain support for their highly-unconstitutional Muslim ban. We can only wonder what kind of fabrications will come next.
Yes, this really happened.