Super Stupid

Trump Tweets Bullshit Fox Story, Gets Owned by Sweden

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

With just a single tweet, Trump managed to make himself the laughing stock of the world yesterday. Again.

Trump referenced a non-existent explosion of crime in Sweden that can allegedly be attributed to the country's immigration and refugee policy but, as I implied, no such thing has occurred.

Trump confirmed yesterday that he was straight up quoting a Fox News story.

“You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden,” the president told supporters in an airplane hangar. “Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden.” [...]

Trump seemed to be referring to a segment on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight that featured Ami Horowitz, a documentary filmmaker, whose new film draws a connection between Sweden’s liberal immigration policy and a supposed crime surge.

We live in a world where the president of the United States is easily up-staged and embarrassed by foreign social media interns.

Trump has access to the full resources of our national security and intelligence apparatus and could request to be briefed on what's actually happening in other parts of the world, but he's too busy watching cable news to attend a real briefing.

It's only a matter of time before Trump literally starts a war with a tweet.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump lied about crime in Sweden (is it a lie if you don’t actually have the first clue what you’re talking about?), got razzed mercilessly by the entire sentient world for it, then clarified that he was talking about an interview with a filmmaker promoting his latest project (even though that makes no sense in light of his initial blathering). Meanwhile, his supporters cheer and hail Trump as a truth-teller.

    It’s going to be a long four years.

    –alopecia

    • It’s “going to be”? Hell, it already is!

  • Aynwrong

    The President of the United States, the man who has the nuclear codes and the ability to place the troops in harms way is a 70 year old “moody, adolescent” (h/t Chez Pazienza) who makes statements about terrorism based on his favorite TV show. This is what’s leading the country.

    The denigration of America continues.

    • Badgerite

      Exactly. Thank you so much. GOP. “Forgotten man” my ass. There is nothing “forgotten” about the “uneducated” or educated white middle class.
      They have not been “forgotten”. They have been intentionally and knowingly marginalized over the years by the very people they are voting for which is an an elite power structure of rich white guys. What they get in return? A sideshow.

  • ninjaf

    Trump has access to the full resources of our national security and intelligence apparatus and could request to be briefed on what’s actually happening in other parts of the world, but he’s too busy watching cable news to attend a real briefing.

    This shows how broad his tinfoil hat is. No one, except Fox News, can be trusted to tell him the truth in his mind. Not even our own intelligence services, which know way more than the news media.

  • Nefercat

    “It’s only a matter of time before Trump literally starts a war with a tweet.”
    ——————-
    This sentence could as easily read: “It’s only a matter of time before Trump literally starts a war with Sweden.”

    They have mocked and criticized him and they will have to pay.

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    Trump’s pettiness has no limits. The reason is because he is so delusional that he truly believes people are hanging on his every word like it is the word of an epic leader. Would it surprise anybody if he declared on Presidents Day that he is the greatest President in US history?

    • Nefercat

      No.