Last Week Tonight host John Oliver was baffled by the latest news cycle surrounding President Donald Trump. “Trump dominates the news cycle the way a fart dominates the interior of a Volkswagen Beetle,” Oliver said. “There is simply no escape from him.”
The latest example came when Trump triggered minor international confusion over the weekend when, at a Saturday rally, he seemed to suggest there had been some sort of attack in Sweden: “We’ve got to keep our country safe. … 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.”
This confused everyone, including Sweden. There was no major attack in Sweden on Friday, as Trump implied. The confusion eventually led Trump to clarify that he was talking about crime and immigrants generally in Sweden, based on a report from Fox News. And this isn’t even the first time something like this has happened; Trump’s team has gotten into trouble repeatedly over making up fake terror attacks, like the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre.”
“Here’s where we’re at right now,” Oliver said. “Trump can dominate the news merely by referencing something that didn’t happen in Sweden.”
The story, however, serves as a warning to other countries. Oliver explained, “Just a quick message to all other countries on Earth: In the future, you’re going to find yourself wanting to ask, ‘What is your president talking about?’ a great deal. And the answer is almost always going to be, ‘We have no fucking idea.’”
During a rally Saturday, Trump attacked European refugee policies by quoting a terrorist attack that would have happened in Sweden. “You look at what happened last night in Sweden, who would believe this?”
Literally nobody. ‘Cause nothing happened in Sweden last night.
Me, an actual person from Sweden:
We don't know what trump is talking about
some of y'all:
you are mistaken miss! Let ME, a concerned citizen from the us or whatever and certified Sweden expert™ tell you the actual state of the country. also Sweden is the country with the chocolate and the banks, right?
as far as I know, South Korea’s education system is one of the most productive and efficient systems in the world. South Korea nearly the highest educated nation worldwide. That being said, I’m extremely sure you are aware that this is a continent
This is Europe.
Not a state, not a country…this is a continent.
When you constantly skip it while scheduling your world tours, may I ask, what’s going on in your mind? I know you know what and where is Europe. I know you know there are plenty of people ready to attend your concerts…..You cannot seriously tell me it’s because you don’t like it. We got everything you want! Just choose one country!
BEACH OR MOUNTAIN?
OLD OR NEW?
BIG OR SMALL?
FUN OR ROMANTIC?
SERIOUSLY WE GOT ANYTHING YOU WANT! JUST PICK A PLACE AND DO IT!! BRING THOSE KPOP GROUPS HERE!!!
Last night in Sweden: During a rally, Trump attacked European refugee policies by quoting a terrorist attack that happened in Sweden - according to him, at least. “You look at what happened last night in Sweden, who would believe this?” Literally nobody. Cause nothing happened the other night in Sweden.
This whole #SwedenIncident got better: A casual Sunday in Sweden
(To put this whole thing in context: During a rally on Saturday, Trump attacked European refugee policies by quoting a terrorist attack that happened in Sweden - according to him, at least. “You look at what happened last night in Sweden, who would believe this?” Literally nobody. Cause nothing happened last night in Sweden)
To all finland x sweden (hetalia) shippers, it’s secretly canon: here’s a picture of a statue that is in Tornio, a city in the middle of the fin-swe border (?). It’s finland’s and sweden’s engagement rings. It’s literally in the middle, this picture is from finland, but on the other side you can see the haaparanta (haparanda in swedish I think) city. We (tornio and haparanda) basically share a mall (the mall’s name is “rajalla/på gränsen” meaning “on the border”) and a park amongst other things. This is almost the only city in finland where we aren’t THAT tsundere for sweden… (Don’t tell anybody I said that I’m going to get kicked out of the country)
I have never even watched hetalia and i probably should be kinkshaming but WHO CARES!! LET PEOPLE LOVE!!! i am posting this for u hetalia people i am happy for you