Written by DML
I just received a text from my buddy in Arizona. His message: “DML, you called it right, yet again!” Attached to his message was a link to President Trump’s Twitter account.
Earlier today, I wrote an article here on DML stating the media would run wild with one of President Trump’s comments made on Saturday during his rally. The comment was regarding refugees in Sweden.
I was correct. All day long, the mainstream media has been nailing the president for spreading “fake news.”
During his rally speech, Trump was talking about the importance of extreme vetting. To support his position, he rattled off events taking place in countries overseas, such as Germany, who have felt the impact of not vetting refugees.
He mentioned Sweden by saying, “take a look at what happened in Sweden last night…”
Everyone in the media, including yours truly, was baffled over what he was referring to. As far as we knew, there was no major refugee-related event or terror attack in Sweden on Friday night.
Today, the Swedish government was just as baffled about President Trump’s remarks and asked for clarification.
Having given it some thought this morning, it occurred to me what Trump was referring to. On Friday night, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson interviewed a filmmaker about his recent trip to Sweden. The filmmaker documented how refugees were having a negative impact on the Swedish people.
Not only did I predict it correctly in my morning article, but I punched it home again this afternoon during my Walk & Talk. Turns out I was correct. The president tweeted out just moments ago what he was referring to: “My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.”
So yes, because the president went off teleprompter and was speaking from the hip, he mixed words and made it appear as if he was referring to an actual incident versus an a Friday evening news report about Sweden and refugees. It was an honest mistake.
What bothers me most about this entire thing is the manner in which the mainstream media handled the story. In my case, I did some digging to figure out what the president could have been referring to. I did this because I actual care about providing readers with honest news and opinion. Thus, I went the extra mile which in this case, took me no more than 10 minutes. The elite media didn’t do the same because they no longer do a good job — they prefer to just call it fakes news and slam Trump along the way. What sad times we live in.
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
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