Swedish newspaper trolls Trump with list of incidents that occurred ‘last night’ – The Hill (blog)

A Swedish newspaper responded to President Trump’s remarks on an incident “last night” in Sweden with its own list of the day’s events.

Aftonbladet, an English-language Swedish newspaper, published a list in response to Trump’s comments Saturday that a terrorism incident occurred in Sweden “last night.”

The list of incidents includes a man setting himself on fire in Stockholm, Sweden, and a drunk car chase.

The newspaper’s list goes as follows:

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.


Trump originally made the comments on Sweden at a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday. He later clarified his comments on Sunday, saying he saw a segment on immigration in Sweden on Fox News. 

The segment aired on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” and featured a documentary filmmaker who tied an increased number of refugees coming to Sweden to rising crime rates. However, Reuters reported Sweden’s crime rates have dropped since 2005 even as hundreds of thousands of refugees have entered the country. 


The Swedish newspaper also published a story, titled “Here are the errors in Fox News’ report on Swedish immigration,” debunking the show’s segment. The newspaper says the Fox News segment featured “many errors and exaggerations.”

After demanding a clarification from the United States, the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C. responded to Trump’s explanation on his statements with an offer to teach him about the country’s immigration policies.

“We look forward to informing the U.S. administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies,” the embassy tweeted at Trump.

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