During his rally yesterday in Melbourne, Florida, Donald Trump promised that a new Muslim travel ban is coming. He justified the ban by claiming there was a new terror attack in Sweden that shows why America must protect itself.
You look at what's happening last night in Sweden! Sweden! Who would believe this, Sweden!
Yes, who would believe this? Because it was news to all of us who actually live in Sweden. This was the response of Carl Bildt, the former Foreign Minister — he is a conservative, by the way.
Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.
The Swedish daily, Aftonbladet, took a mocking tone — Mr President, here is what happened in Sweden Friday night — with pictures showing the “terror” visited on Sweden on Friday. (There was a shocking picture of an assault involving a moose —could that be what Trump was talking about?)
It’s fun to mock such a clearly absurd lie about the dangers of Muslim immigrants. But don’t miss the real story here: Trump said that a new Muslim travel ban is coming. The terror story is fake but Trump’s travel ban is real. A new executive order trying to circumvent the court injunctions is likely to come this week. It will make us less safe from terror, it will further damage American tourism — which damages jobs and the economy. And most importantly, it is a disgrace to America.
You can watch Trump speaking at his rally. This is the transcript:
We will do something next week, I think you'll be impressed. let's see what happens. Here's the bottom line, we've got to keep our country safe. You look at what's happening,we've got to keep our country safe.
You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden! Sweden! Who would believe this, Sweden! They took in large numbers — they're having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what's happening in Brussels, you look at what's happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris. We've allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country and there was noway to vet those people, there was no documentation, there was nothing. So we're going to keep our country safe.
Get ready for a new wave of international chaos as Trump tries to rally his base with Muslim hatred. Get ready to protest . . .