‘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.’ Donald Trump (Saturday 18th Feb 2017)
The Trump administration had yet another embarrassment when struggling with fact and fiction, on Saturday at a rally in Florida, the President seemed to talk about a terror attack in Sweden the night before. He wasted no time in trying to cover his tracks by explaining his comments as simply describing something he watched on Fox News the night before (this from a man who keeps telling us not to trust the mainstream media – unless it says good things about him of course!).
Donald Trump was certainly left with egg on his face, but to his supporters, he now looks like the next messiah being able to say “I told you so” along with a merry band of the same mainstream media sources that have the same agenda that we are told by Trump we can trust.
The fact that riots broke out in a well known immigrant area of Stockholm last night is not so much a surprise, but the timing is perfect for the 45th POTUS. It is easy just to presume that the people who were rioting were out on the streets rioting like Breitbart and Fox News, along with the Daily Mail and other of those favourite “news” sources of Trump would have you believe. But the fact is that the rioters had their faces covered and in most news sources, even Russia Today, it was stated that they are “unidentified”.
Hours before the riots, Breitbart, founded by Steve Bannon who serves at the White House as part of the Trump administration along side Kellyanne Conway as Trump’s Senior Counsellor to the President and the newly created role as White House Chief Strategist, an alt-right “news” source, released an article called “Ten Reasons Sweden’s ‘Multicultural Utopia’ Is Massively Failing”, barely would there have been time to read through all the reasons when Stockholm was “ablaze”. It cites rape in two of the ten reasons, and Breitbart have even called Sweden “Rape Capital Of Europe”, but even this has been show to be inaccurate.
The plot thickens further having spoken to a number of witnesses. There was nothing to suggest that the rioting was carried out by immigrants. This is further confirmed by officials who were unable to identify the origin of those people rioting. In fact it is more likely that the connection between the timing and it being orchestrated by the very people talking up problems in Sweden. It is not to say there are no problems in Sweden with migrants, just that it is easy for people to jump to the wrong conclusions, and the alt-right are more than aware of this and are happy to exploit it in any way they care to. Riots are easy to arrange and take very little effort.
One official who wanted to remain anonymous echoed suggested that this could indeed be a “set up”, and that it is convenient that given Trump’s comments about Sweden the best way to deflect attention and turn a bad situation to his advantage, would be to stir alt-right elements into action in the area so the President of the USA can say “look I told you so”.
Unsurprisingly supporters of Donald Trump who has waged war on the mainstream media (MSM) were yesterday claiming that there had been a cover up with the MSM and there had been terrorism in Sweden. But those conspiracies have absolutely no credibility, firstly because there is no cover up, and secondly because even Trump himself has said his Sweden comments were about something he watched on Fox News.
One thing is for sure, this event is a little too coincidental and convenient for Donald Trump, and it really digs him out of a hole. Riots are easy to stage, and although there is no concrete proof that the far right or the Trump Administration it’s self were behind the riots, there is certainly a lot more to be gained by Trump and his associates by rioting a day after such a glaring error.