Remember Sweden? Yes, we know a lot's happened since then. Envelopegate enveloped the world. President Trump gave his big address. We think an ape may have been shot at a zoo, but we're just not sure.
But Sweden was all over the news for a week when Trump said Feb. 18: "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."
Denials were swift. Sweden's Foreign Ministry said there were no “terror-linked major incidents.” Former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt tweeted, "Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound." And memes popped up mocking Trump for being so very dumb.
Trump did get something wrong: There was no event "last night," rather a report on TV about just how bad Sweden has gotten now that it had taken in some 190,000 refugees from the Middle East.
But it turns out that Sweden really HAS become a stinking cesspool of rape and violence perpetrated by the refugees allowed to flood into the once-peaceful country.
"Less than 48 hours after Trump gave his speech, the infamous migrant-populated No Go neighborhood of Rinkeby was engulfed in violence when several cars were set on fire, shops were looted, and others attacked after police arrested a man in the area. A group of 30 young men also attacked police who were pelted with rocks and stones and officers had to retreat to a nearby petrol station to escape the violence," Breitbart News reported.
Now, it's gotten even worse, according to the Daily Mail.
An American journalist documented the moment he claims he was given a police escort to leave a predominantly migrant suburb of Stockholm after he and his camerawoman were followed by masked men.Tim Pool and his colleague Emily Molli were in the 'no-go zone' of Rinkeby, Sweden, when police told them to leave after they began to be followed by people who apparently objected to them filming on Wednesday.Police, however, have disputed Pool's claims that police escorted them out of the area, saying they were unable to find specific reports filed about the incident in their system.Pool has been traveling around Sweden on a trip funded by Paul Joseph Watson, a writer for right-wing website Infowars who promised to pay for a trip to the country for any journalist who claimed it was safe following claims that Sweden's perceived migrant problems were overblown.
And in case you think this is just an isolated case, Breitbart has compiled "Ten Incidents in Ten Days That Proved Trump Right on Sweden’s Migration Problem."
So, watch for the mainstream media to issue apologies to Trump and post long corrections to their "fake news" stories. Not.