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This is the beginning of the 2020 presidential contest:
During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said “look what’s happening last night in Sweden” as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe. It wasn’t clear what he was referring to and there were no high-profile situations reported in Sweden on Friday night ....
.... Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Catarina Axelsson said that the government wasn’t aware of any “terror-linked major incidents.” Sweden’s Security Police said it had no reason to change the terror threat level.
“Nothing has occurred which would cause us to raise that level,” agency spokesman Karl Melin said.
Axelsson told The Associated Press that the Swedish Embassy in Washington contacted the State Department on Sunday to request clarification of Trump’s remarks and was waiting for an answer.
Former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt tweeted, “Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.”
Sounds about right.
One of the things worth watching will be the manners by which various foreign governments attempt to call bullshit against whatever particular outrage President Trump decides it is some sort of good idea to utter.
It’s campaign season. The season of the Trump. Four more years. Well, nearly.
Or, well, you knowα. Something like that.
α See Kuttner: “There are already plenty of grounds to impeach Donald Trump. The really interesting question is when key Republicans will decide that he’s more of a liability than an asset.”
Image note: President Donald Trump smiles as he prepares to speak at his “Make America Great Again Rally” at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, Saturday, 18 February 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Huuhtanen, Matti. “Swedes scratch heads at Trump’s suggestion of major incident”. Associated Press. 19 February 2017.
Kuttner, Robert. “The March to Impeachment”. The Huffington Post. 6 February 2017.