On Saturday, during a campaign rally held for an election that is more than 1300 days away, Donald Trump stood in front of a crowd of the 39 percent of America that likes him and made up a terrorist attack in Sweden. The Gaslighter-in-Chief was defending his bigotry when he said:
When you look at what’s happening in Germany, when 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.
This statement led the world to ask,”huh?” and even the former prime minister of Sweden had no fecking idea what the heck he was referring to, but after a little bit of digging, we think we know.
On February 7, the biggest fake news site on the internet, InfoWars, published an article titled,”Second Swedish Police Officer Blows The Whistle On Migrant Crime Cover-Up.” The article goes on to allege:
Last week Peter Springare, police investigator and former deputy head of the division for serious crimes at the police in Örebro, made headlines after he wrote a Facebook post in which he detailed how the country was in “chaos” due to a never ending epidemic of serious crimes being committed by Muslim migrants.
Springare may now face charges under Sweden’s strict hate crime laws simply for accurately identifying the problem after he was reported to authorities over the remarks. However, Springare has also received a deluge of support from both the public and his fellow police officers, one of whom came forward to validate his concerns.
Sweden’s embrace of “cultural enrichment” has led to riots, chaotic scenes on the streets as well as soaring violent attacks and rapes.
An unprecedented number of cars that have been set on fire in major cities over recent months, while film makers who attempt to document the problems caused by Sweden’s Islamic no-go ghettos are routinely attacked. Filmmaker Ami Horowitz was viciously assaulted by a gang of Muslim men in Stockholm recently, at one point fearing for his life.
The situation is so dire that even some Somali immigrants are considering returning home, saying that areas of some Swedish cities are more dangerous than their notorious homeland.
The article contains lots of links but almost every single one of them links back to…dun dun dun dunnnnnn…InfoWars!
This isn’t the first time Trump has repeated some nonsense that he read on a fake news website. Back in November, shortly after the election, President Pants on Fire told the American people that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for the three million illegal voters who cast ballots in the election. this load of bullsh*t came directly from an InfoWars article titled,”Report: Three Million Votes in Presidential Election Cast by Illegal Aliens; Trump may have won popular vote.”
It’s rather ironic that a man who spends so much of his time whining about “fake news” seems to get all of his news from the same website that claimed the Sandy Hook massacre did not take place. The Stupid Part of America literally elected a tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy nutjob who spouts all of the same nonsense they do. It would be funny if it were not so damn terrifying.
When Alex Jones becomes a credible journalist, you know we have a YUGE problem. The only question now is: What are we going to do about it?
UPDATE: On Sunday, Trump explained that he got the Sweden story from a Fox News broadcast. Apparently he didn’t think he should fact-check that before repeating it. Haha. The segment he referred was Tucker Carlson interviewing right-wing filmmaker Ami Horowitz who is regularly featured in InfoWars articles because of course he is. The right is so desperate to “prove” refugees are dangerous, their source is a nutjob who is revered by other nutjobs. ‘Murica.