President Donald Trump is doubling down on the ridiculous claims he has been making about Sweden for the past two days.
On Monday morning the US President sent out a tweet that continued to attack Sweden’s immigration policies.
“Give the public a break – The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!,” Trump tweeted.
His self-serving tweet arrives one day after he tweeted, “what’s happening last night in Sweden” in response to a Fox News segment about immigrants in the European country.
Trump’s original comments suggested a security incident involving immigrants had taken place in Sweden on Friday that was on par with terrorist attacks in Germany and France.
“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 are having problems like they never thought possible,” Trump said at the rally.
“You look at what’s happening Brussels, you look at what’s happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice, take a look at Paris,” he continued.
There was no incident in Sweden and Trump later blamed his comments on intelligence he received from Fox News.
Yes you heard that right, the President of the United States is getting their intelligence reporting from Fox News.
A 2016 crime survey found crime rates in Sweden have remained relatively unchanged over the past decade.
Here’s to hoping all the victims of the Sweden and Bowling Green massacres can find some comfort in knowing they are both rising above the same type of atrocities together.
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