A Cautionary Tale

By Hal Lindsey

At a campaign-style rally in Florida last week, President Trump used Sweden as an example of what happens when immigration policies become too lax. He said, “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.”

The media focused on the words, “last night,” but nothing out of the ordinary happened in Sweden the night before Mr. Trump’s remarks. Some Swedes felt offended by the remark, and struck back. Former Swedish Prime Minister, Carl Bildt, tweeted, “Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking?”

Speaking on the Fox News program, The Five, Bob Beckel seemed on the verge of losing control, yelling, “This president flat-out lied!” But President Trump never said there had been a terrorist incident in Sweden the night before. It’s easy to see how people got that impression, but they inferred it. He did not say it…. [read more]


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