On Sunday, President Trump said his Saturday comments regarding violence in Sweden were in reference to a segment that aired on Fox News.
He said, "We've got to keep our country safe...you look at what's happening last night in Sweden — Sweden, who would believe this?"
On Friday, Tucker Carlson of Fox News interviewed a filmmaker who claims that Sweden has, as a result of its policy of welcoming Muslim immigrants, experienced a spike in violent crime, reports CNN.
That piece featured filmmaker Ami Horowitz and included excerpts of interviews with police personnel in the Scandinavian country.
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Anders Göranzon, one of the officers, has since spoken out, saying his and his colleague's comments were stripped of context.
He told a reporter in Sweden, "It was supposed to be about crime in high-risk areas. Areas with high crime rates. There wasn't any focus on migration or immigration."
He continued, "We don't stand behind it. It shocked us. He has edited the answers. We were answering completely different questions in the interview. This is bad journalism."
In addition to showing the clip in question on the Friday broadcast, Horowitz asserted that the increase of immigrant-related, violent incidents in Sweden has been covered up.
That sentiment was echoed on Monday morning by President Trump who tweeted, "Give the public a break – The FAKENEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!"