Donald Trump made waves at a campaign rally in Florida when speaking out the dangers of mass migration.
The media proceeded to lie about his remarks.
But Trump caught the media – and CNN in this major lie.
At a rally in Orlando, Trump warned Americans about the dangers of mass migration.
He cited terrorist attacks in France and Germany and mentioned Sweden as a country that has felt the negative effects of open borders.
CNN reported Trump stated at the rally:
“We’ve got to keep our country safe,” he said. “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.”
Trump later stated his comments were in response to a segment that aired on Fox News where a documentary filmmaker accused the Swedish government of covering up crimes committed by migrants.
My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2017
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo claimed Trump was manufacturing a crisis and that he was wrong.
People who see migrants as a scourge will make it a disaster. matters that he is wrong abt Sweden crime. proves he has to manufacture crisis https://t.co/sfbNhkfWcq
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 20, 2017
But many disagree with Cuomo.
And those include law enforcement figures in Sweden.
Fox News reports:
“Police investigator Peter Springare isn’t likely to be among those mocking President Trump for his remarks about refugees in Sweden.
Trump’s comments during a Florida campaign rally on Saturday – which some took as a misstatement about a supposed terror attack – dovetail with what Springare has been seeing during a typical week in Orebro, Sweden. Five rapes, three assaults, a pair of extortions, blackmail, an attempted murder, violence against police and a robbery made up Springare’s caseload for a five-day period earlier this month, according to a Feb. 3 Facebook post he wrote. The suspects were all from Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and Turkey – save for one Swedish man nabbed in a drug-related case.”
Sweden has accepted over 600,000 migrants in the last decade and 150,000 in 2015.
This has caused many worries about the link between accepting a massive influx of migrants and crime.
Other jurisdictions in Sweden are facing increased crime and threats of terrorism.
Fox News also reports:
“Last month, the police chief for the southern Swedish city of Malmo issued a desperate plea for help curtailing a plague of attempted murders, beatings and rapes. About 32 percent of Malmo’s occupants are migrants, although it is not clear what role migrants play in the crime wave.
“We cannot do it on our own,” Chief Stefan Sinteus wrote in an open letter about the “upward spiral of violence.”
And Sinteus is not merely dealing with typical crimes that any modern city would witness.
Malmo had 52 hand grenade attacks in 2016 alone, a jump from 48 attacks in 2015, according to figures provided by the Swedish Police Authority.
Nationwide, the terror threat level is at “elevated” and police believe at least 300 Swedish nationals have travelled to Syria and Iraq for jihadi training. On Feb. 11, a Swedish man and a Danish man were arrested in Turkey, suspected of plotting to carry out attacks in Europe. Tofik Saleh, a 38-year-old Swedish citizen of Iraqi origin, had been training with ISIS since 2014, officials said.”
In the segment Trump referenced, documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz claims the Swedish government is covering up the number of crimes committed by migrants.
Heat Street reports:
As for Sweden, Ami Horowitz’s film shows a country that is deep in denial about a growing problem of migrant violence – including a sharp uptick in rape over the last five years. Horowitz claims that the increase correlates directly to Sweden’s refugee acceptance program; the country has taken in more than 190,000 Muslim immigrants in the same time frame.
Sweden, Horowitz says, is hiding the truth about its situation, and the Swedish people want their country to adapt to the migrants, rather than requiring the migrants to adapt to Sweden.
You can watch the interview below: