CNN correspondent Ivan Watson traveled to Sweden to investigate President Donald Trump’s assertion that the country was under siege by Muslim refugees, but the report only managed to find unrelated crimes, like “a moose getting intimate with a wooden moose.”
At a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump suggested that there had been a terror incident “last night in Sweden.” The president later clarified that he had been referencing a report he had seen the prior night on Fox News, which has been largely debunked.
Reporting from Stockholm on Monday, Watson told CNN host Ana Cabrera that he had been unable to back up Trump’s claims.
“There was a car chase here in Stockholm with an inebriated driver,” Watson said, citing a crime blotter published in a local paper.
“There was an incident involving a moose getting very intimate with a wooden moose somewhere upcountry,” the CNN reporter added. “But nothing that really seemed to fit a pattern of Islamic-inspired terrorism. In fact, this country hasn’t seen an attack like that in years and years.”
Watson pointed out that Sweden was more likely to experience “neo-Nazi-style attacks on immigrants.”
“National crime statistics here in Sweden are lower than the statistics in the U.S.,” the CNN correspondent observed.
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Ivanka Trump wants to be the ‘first female president’ — but there’s one major obstacle
Ivanka Trump is harboring political ambitions after she leaves the White House after her father's election loss.
It's not clear where President Donald Trump's eldest daughter will live, along with her husband and fellow White House adviser Jared Kushner, but their former friends, colleagues and associates believe Ivanka Trump will try to build up her influence in the Republican Party, reported the Washington Post.
“I think she’d want to be the [first] female president,” said Marissa Velez Kraxberger, a film producer who worked for Ivanka for two years at her now-defunct company. “I don’t think she’s actually ever had any interest in fashion but everything was an angle to gain more power in whatever possible way.”
GOP senator knows Trump lost but thinks it would be ‘political suicide’ to admit it: report
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is still spouting conspiracy theories about the election being "stolen" from President Donald Trump -- but according to one former Wisconsin Republican official, Johnson understands that Trump lost.
Mark Becker, the former Chairman of the Brown County Republican Party, writes at The Bulwark that he had a conversation with Johnson after the election in which the senator acknowledged Trump's defeat.
However, Johnson said that he was loath to admit it publicly because of the strong support the president had received from Wisconsin GOP voters, despite the fact that the president narrowly lost the state this year.
‘Dumbest senator ever’: Morning Joe mocks Republican Ron Johnson
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough mocked Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for demanding proof of something that doesn't exist.
Attorney General William Barr announced the Department of Justice had found no evidence of voter fraud, as President Donald Trump has claimed, and Johnson called on Barr to "show everybody" the proof that the election had not been stolen.
"The man Guinness Book of World Records has called the dumbest senator to ever be sworn in in this constitutional republic," Scarborough said. "I'm speaking, of course, of Ron Johnson, who said that William Barr must show his evidence that he has no evidence."