By: Earnest Jones | 02-21-2017 | News
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‘FAKE NEWS ‘ Fueled President Trump and Sweden Issue ; Swedish PM Carl Bildt Fired Back On Twitter

President Donald Trump has escalated his attacks against Sweden after coming under fire for the statement he made during the rally in Florida. Trump emphasized that the FAKE NEWS media has been trying to claim that the large-scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully, adding that it was not the case. In the tweet that he made on Monday, Trump used a joke that was made famous by Wayne’s World and Borat. The former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt fired back on Twitter with statistics on the country’s rate of crimes.

Mr. Bildt tweeted that last year there were app 50% more murders only in Orlando/Orange in Florida as he tried to contrast it with Sweden. Many people in Sweden have been trying to figure out what Mr. Trump suggested during the rally in Florida.

As the many questions swirled, the White House spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, clarified by saying that Trump was talking about the rising crime and recent incidents in general, adding that Trump was not referring to a specific incident.

President Trump tweeted on Sunday referring to something that he saw on television. Trump was referring to a segment aired on Friday night on the Fox News Channel show Tucker Carlson that reported of Sweden having accepted more than 160,000 asylum-seekers sometime last year and that only 500 of the migrants had found jobs in Sweden, the report added that a surge in violence had followed up the admission of the asylum-seekers and hence Trump was right. It was outright that the police in Sweden are covering up a migrant-driven crime wave.

Two Swedish police officers featured in the Fox News clip say they were misrepresented in the movie. Both Anders Goranzon and Jacob Ekstrom told Dagens Nyheter a daily Swedish newspaper, and their comments were selectively edited by filmmaker Ami Horowitz in order to connect the impact of immigrants to the crime rates in Sweden.

Mr. Goranzon told the paper that the whole intent was to focus on crime in high risk areas, adding that there wasn’t any focus on migration or immigration.


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