The opposition was quick to pounce on President Donald Trump after he claimed during his Saturday rally in Melbourne, Florida, that a mysterious occurrence had taken place “last night in Sweden.”
Leftist Twitter wannabees gleefully made a jokey hashtag go viral, and a prominent Swedish politician scored social justice points for insinuating that Trump was on drugs (spoiler alert: he doesn’t drink or smoke).
However, Trump’s so-called gaffe had the side effect of placing all eyes on Sweden — where many journalists have desperately tried to call attention to a systematic cover-up by the Swedish government of a rape epidemic primarily involving migrants from Muslim-majority countries.
Trump later clarified that he was not referring to any specific incident, but to Fox News report by journalist Ami Horowitz that detailed the Swedish government’s role in protecting migrants who commit rapes.
“Sweden consider themselves a humanitarian superpower, perhaps the only superpower they could possibly qualify for, so they want to open up their borders up to everyone and anyone,” Horowitz told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson. “From the onset of the refugee crisis, there was a surge in gun violence and rape – the statistics were clear.”
“The Swedish government try to cover up refugee rapes,” Horowitz continued. “There were a spate of violent attacks and sexual assaults at a music festival but officials tried to cover up who the perpetrators were. The government has gone out of its way to cover up these figures.”
Later, Horowitz warned that if Sweden does not implement stricter controls on immigration and policing migrant communities, it will be afflicted with “social unrest and terrorism just like in France and Belgium.”
Did Trump just fool his media attack dogs into digging up the real crisis that is taking place almost every night in Sweden?