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. – Donald Trump 2/18/17
The above is an excerpt from President Trumps speech in Melbourne Florida. There are two things I want to clear up on this event that I think is very important.
First the above quote is being twisted in the media as to say Trump declared there had been a terror attack somewhere in Sweden on Saturday. There has been speculation that Trump grabbed at a story from Tucker Carlson’s program which aired Saturday which looked at a documentary being filmed about Sweden’s obvious and ever growing Muslim problem. This was then naturally spun into another nail in the coffins of Trumps honesty and mental stability.
This is a disgusting miscarriage of journalism foisted upon the public in the hopes that they only nibble at the broad brush fake news points and sadly they will and sadder still is that the MSM will flog this horse for all it is worth.
Another prevailing fake news item attached to the Florida rally event is that it is an unprecedented act by a sitting President of the United States. This of course is insanity which blatantly overlooks countless campaign style stops made by past Presidents and which was a standard for Obama the past eight years.
In Summary the TRUTH
Trump never said a terror act occurred in Sweden last night.
Trump did wrongly date specific an issue that Sweden is officially in denial of but which is in fact well documented.
Rally/Campaign style events have occurred in previous Administrations most notably for the haters the many altar calls rendered by the Obamamessiah.