As you may have heard, President Trump referenced “what’s happening last night in Sweden” at his Saturday evening rally in Melbourne, Florida. Libs, journalists, and the mainstream media were quick to pounce, accusing our man of referring to a terrorist attack that never happened.
These people just don’t get it. Take a look at the context of that statement:
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.
Trump never mentioned anything about a terrorist attack per se. Yes, he did go on to say “look at what’s happening in Brussels … Nice … Paris”—three cities that have experienced major Islamic terrorist attacks within the past 16 months. However, Trump speaks extemporaneously at rallies, so what he says isn’t fully “fleshed out.” Everyone should know this by now.
This is purely conjecture, but Trump may have been referring to the gang rape of a Swedish woman perpetrated by two Afghanis, a third foreigner, and broadcasted on Facebook Live. It happened last month, not last night, but the USA Today wrote an article about it a mere ten days ago.
Slate has another theory: Trump was watching Tucker Carlson’s recent interview with Ami Horowitz on Fox News. Horowitz alleged in the interview that the Swedish government may be covering up rape incidents in order to prevent their citizens from knowing the correlation between “refugees” and rape.
Are both of those plausible? Perhaps. But in any case, no one knows what Trump was exactly referring to. He wasn’t intentionally attempting to spread false information by making up a terrorist attack, though. That I can tell you. Stop letting the mainstream media play you for a sucker.
P.S. If you missed it, here’s Trump’s Melbourne rally in full: