Donald Trump held a rally in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday where he attempted to justify his Muslim Ban. He cited a non-existent Sweden terror attack to show the American people why the Muslim Ban is necessary.
A quick fact check by Raw Story shows that this claim is made up and completely false. There was no terror attack in Sweden. “When you look at what’s happening in Germany, when you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden — Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden!” Trump stated. Many are aware of the recent terror attacks in Germany. However, he claimed that there was a terror attack in Sweden in order to justify his Executive Order to the American people.
Many Americans would say that it is very unethical for any public official, let alone the President of The United States, to state falsehoods or claim occurrences that did not actually happen.
Trump has made this false claim of a terror attack in Sweden, while also attacking the media relentlessly, constantly calling them “fake news.”
Trump had faced a lot of pushback since issuing his Travel Ban. Massive protests were spurred all around the country, in airports and lawyers offering to defend detainees pro bono. Not only did Trump face very bad media attention and massive protests from Americans all over the nation, but he also has had an extremely rough time in the court system. He lost three times in federal courts regarding the legality of his Travel Ban and ramifications of it. The Travel Ban is currently suspended.
Trump has since been on the defensive trying to explain why his Executive Order is not only justifiable but also necessary. In an attempt to change public opinion, he cited the terror attacks in Germany. However, this path has seemingly led him to cite a non-existent terror attack which can only be categorized as a complete lie.
Many experts believe that Trump will not appeal to the Supreme Court regarding his immigration executive order, but rather write up a new one.