I haven't seen anyone quote exactly what he said and explain why it is demonstrated to be a "lie". Call me a skeptic, but I don't trust others' "Mind reading" abilities to discern what he meant. I'm not in the habit of entertaining straw men.
Interesting. What is a straw man, exactly
? Would it be something along the lines of your suggestion that "Sharia loving refugees" will be coming to take over countries in Europe?
The facts of the case are thus:
- Donald Trump said - at a rally, not a press conference, so these words haven't been manipulated - "you look at what's happening last night in Sweden" (direct quote)
- Nothing happened in Sweden last night - confirmed by numerous news sources within Sweden, hundreds of thousands of Swedish people (who were all watching Melodifestivalen), and THE NATION ITSELF.
So if he wasn't lying, was he misinformed? I'd say wrongly suggesting that an event took place for the benefit of proving your point is a pretty bad thing for the leader of a nation to do. Have you not in this very thread supported other things he doesn't explicitly say - you're not mind reading, are you?
And so you don't have to "entertain a straw man", what Donald Trump suggested about crime rates increasing ("they're having problems they never thought possible" - direct quote) because of refugees ("they took in large numbers" - direct quote) is false
- provisional figures in Sweden for 2016 suggest a broadly similar medium term trend. No terror attack has taken place on Swedish soil since the introduction of their relaxed refugee policy in 2013. These are facts which directly refute the words he said last night.
Anyway, there it is.
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