Straw man argument to distract from actual immigration problems in Sweden.
The MSM is falsely portraying President Trump as having alleged on Saturday that a “terror” attack had occurred the night before in Sweden. Take, for example, this NBC story headlined “Donald Trump Explains Sweden Terror Comment That Baffled a Nation.” In addition to the misleading headline, the story includes a video clip of President Trump making his remarks. The chyron at the bottom of the screen reads “President Trump appears to refer to a non-existent terror incident in Sweden.”
But if you listen to the president’s remarks, you’ll see that he never mentioned terror. He said: “The bottom line: we’ve got to keep our country safe. 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.”
As President Trump subsequently clarified in a tweet, he was referring to a segment on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show in which filmmaker Ami Horowitz discussed the rape crisis in Sweden. But leave it to the MSM to cast President Trump’s statements in the most problematic light.
Note: NBC was not alone in falsely suggesting that President Trump had cited a “terror” attack in Sweden. Major media outlets in the US and abroad have made similar allegations, as here, here and here.
Note segundo: Here is President Trump’s statement on the situation in Sweden. He makes no mention of “terror,” speaking instead of the “large numbers” of immigrants that Sweden took in.
And here is the segment from Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show of February 17, 2017, regarding the rape crisis in Sweden, to which President Trump alluded: