President Donald Trump held a rally in Melbourne, Florida and spent some time talking about terrorism and named Sweden as a victim of terrorism. In his remarks, it appeared to the liberal media that he said there was a terrorist attack in Sweden “last night.” The liberal media gloried in this made-up attack, but neglected to see the context in his remarks about Sweden and terrorism. Here’s the excerpt of his remarks regarding Sweden:
Here’s the bottom line. We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening. 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. 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. We’ve allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country and there was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation. There was no nothing. So we’re going to keep our country safe.
President Trump later clarified on Twitter that it was referring to a Friday night segment from Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, where Carlson discussed Sweden’s issues with immigration with filmmaker Ami Horowitz.
My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2017