Yesterday, during his inexplicably unnecessary and expensive ego-fest in Florida, Donald Trump alluded to the terrorism that took place in Sweden.
Only, eh, it’s not real.
There was no terrorist attack in Sweden.
There is no terrorist attack in Sweden.
It was a total, complete fabrication. As was the terrorist attack in Bowling Green. As was the record electoral college victory. As was the inauguration turnout.
And maybe, just maybe, this wouldn’t be quite so offensive, were Trump not regularly accusing the media of being this collective entity of liars and deceit throwers. It reminds me of a moment in the campaign, when Hillary Clinton accused Trump of bigotry—and he replied, “She’s the bigot!” Even though, of all the bad things one could accuse Clinton of, bigotry didn’t seem to be one of them.
It’s the way this fraud works. He invents, makes up—then accuses others of his crime.