Last night, America’s new President took an unprecedented step 30 days into his first term, holding a campaign rally for the next election in 2020 in an airport hangar in the 77,000-person, majority Trump voter town of Melbourne, Florida. That’s when Donald Trump decided to build on his new regime’s penchant for creative lying and other psychopathologies.
Trump invented a fake terror attack in Sweden out of the blue that simply did not happen, and Chelsea Clinton’s response perfectly captured America’s sarcastic mood in response to the reality TV presidency already lapsing into campaign reruns of their gaslighting America reality show.
What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 19, 2017
The Trump regime is serious about constantly gaslighting America, and making up fake terror attacks is part of their White Terror playbook.
We’re only thirty days into the Trump regime, and we all need a little comic relief after our country’s government went from respected to feared. Twitter’s response has been nothing short of hilarious with the #lastnightinsweden hashtag:
Even Trump’s Russian man-crush lashed out on Twitter over the geographical error.
Not sure which is stranger. Making up a terrorist attack or not knowing Sweden from Pakistan.#lastnightinsweden
— Darth Putin (@DarthPutinKGB) February 19, 2017
Trump’s fake news set off a small stir in the country of just under 10 million progressive, educated Swedes, and we do mean small:
Last night, we were mature adults. Today, we are all giggling about Trump's tiny hands. #lastnightinsweden
— Last Night In Sweden (@LastNiteNSweden) February 19, 2017
Real news did report a potential fashion massacre #lastnightinsweden:
— Marcelo Diaz (@marce_162) February 19, 2017
Swedes continue to be concerned about mass migrations, and #lastnightinsweden is no exception:
— Dashwood (@darcypershwood) February 19, 2017
There’s also #PrayforABBA and a few other tags.
— Karolina Burmeister (@kaburmeister) February 19, 2017
And lastly, Keith Olbermann is up to his usual playground hijinks to combat the president’s playground mentality. Do you think his nickname for the 45th President is on the mark?
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 19, 2017
Kellyanne Conway began Trump’s wave of White Terror with the fake Bowling Green Massacre. That’s a real thing, by the way; White Terror is a term that applies to right-wing government efforts to literally strike fear or terror into the population of a country, often accommodated by ham-handed internal security forces deployment.
In the worst cases (see French Revolution), a white terror climaxes with mass violence and lawless bloodshed by the government against citizens.
Donald Trump’s regime is lying intentionally at all turns when they know the cameras will be rolling, and they’re doing it just to rile up the sad souls who cannot tell the difference between facts and what our deranged new President says.
Here’s the big lie of the day:
Grant Stern is the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and an unpaid senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition.