Aftonbladet, a Swedish newspaper, published a list in response to President Donald Trump’s comments Saturday that a terrorist incident occurred in Sweden. The comments came as Trump held a ‘Please Love Me’ rally in Melbourne, Florida, over the weekend. His claim that Sweden had been the victim of a terrorist attack left the world scratching its head in unison.
Soon, as has become daily ritual, Trump’s remarks were mocked for the embarrassment they are.
Aftonbladet is the latest to perfectly address the blatant lies with a dose of factual events. As The Hill reported, the following events took place in Sweden on the night in question:
“3:24 PM (local time): A man set himself on fire at Sergels torg, a plaza in central Stockholm. He was taken to the hospital with severe burns. There is so far no information on his motives but the intelligence service is not part of the investigation.
6:42 PM: The famous singer Owe Thörnqvist had some technical problems during rehearsal for the singing competition ‘Melodifestivalen’. (However, the 87 year old singer still managed to secure the victory the very next day.)
8:23 PM: A man died in hospital, after an accident in the workplace earlier that day in the city of Borås.
8:46 PM: Due to harsh weather in the northern parts of Sweden the road E10 was closed between Katterjåkk and Riksgränsen. Due to strong winds and snow in the region the Met office also issued an avalanche warning.
12:17 AM: Police officers initiated a chase for a fleeing Peugeot through central parts of the Swedish capital of Stockholm. The pursuit ended in police officers ramming the suspect at Engelbrektsgatan. The driver is now accused of driving under the influence, traffic violation and car theft.
IN LIGHTER NEWS
11:23 AM: Ok, let’s not be fake news, this story took place in the autumn, but was reported Friday before lunch and we thought you would like it. A wooden moose got the attention of a lovesick moose bull. It all happened in 79 year old Ove Lindqvist’s garden in Byske outside Skellefteå, northern Sweden. ‘I thought it was going to start a fight, instead it humped the wooden moose thrice’, he said.“
This is just the most recent reaction to the cheeto-in-chief’s attempts to scare the public into unquestioned complacency. Twitter had some interesting takes on this fiasco.
Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound. https://t.co/XWgw8Fz7tj
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) February 19, 2017
What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 19, 2017
— AllSpinny (@AllSpinny) February 19, 2017
Swedish fish incident.
— 〰Robin〰 (@indifferentlmp) February 19, 2017
In the era of Trump truths, it’s reassuring to know that there are rational people out there who can provide comedic relief.
We have obtained exclusive video of the horror in Sweden. Watch below: