Trump Is Getting Slammed For Incorrectly Citing The 'Dishonest' Media And Creating Fake Swedish Terrorism News

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - FEBRUARY 17: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a crowd during the debut event for the Dreamliner 787-10 at Boeing's South Carolina facilities on February 17, 2017 in North Charleston, South Carolina. The airplane begins flight testing later this year and will be delivered to airline customers starting in 2018.  (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Trump Is Getting Slammed For Incorrectly Citing The 'Dishonest' Media And Creating Fake Swedish Terrorism News

The president tweeted in defense of his statements.

Published February 20, 2017

On Sunday, President Donald Trump sent a tweet in order to clarify his confusing remarks made about an incident that occurred in Sweden. 

According to the president, his remarks were regarding a segment on Fox News instead of an actual attack or incident. 

  1. Donald Trump first made the remarks about Sweden during a rally in Florida

    You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden,” the president said during the rally. “Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden.”

    “They took in large numbers,” he added. “They’re having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening in Brussels, you look at what’s happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice, take a look at Paris.”

  2. After his comment became a parody trend on twitter with the hashtag #lastnightinsweden, the president tweeted his reasoning for making the statement
  3. The president was referring to a segment on Tucker Carlson Tonight dealing with refugees in sweden
  4. Although Trump tried to put his statement in context, people are unhappy that the president is misleading the American people
  5. Additionally, the president continued to call out the media for refuting his claims about refugees hurting the country of Sweden

    During an appearance on Morning Joe, Fmr. U.S. Amb. to Sweden, Mark Brzezinski, talked about how the immigrants in Sweden have helped the country. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)


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