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King Carl XVI Gustaf defends Swedish media after Trumps statements about Sweden

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has defended the Swedish media after President Trump’s statements about Sweden. He did this in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan on Wednesday. The King and Queen were in the Swedish cities of Lund and Malmö in connection with the official Canadian state visit to Sweden. In the interview, the King said that there is a need for serious media which can handle source criticism.

However, His Majesty explained that it is important for the image of Sweden that the media tells about something other than violence and murder all the time. “It is important to also provide good examples in the media. There are very good development and good research on immigration, which we do not even hear about here in Sweden. At the university college in Malmö, a lot of good research has been created on integration issues,” said the King.

The image from the welcome ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm when the Canadian state visit began. Princess Sofia, Prince Carl Philip, the Queen, Governor General David Johnston, Sharon Johnston, the King, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. Photo: Kungahuset.se

The interview was done after Sweden attracted attention worldwide as a result of US President Donald Trump highlighting Sweden as a negative example of what happens when immigration is huge. Trump appeared to refer to an event that had occurred in Sweden the night before, but it turned out later that the event never occurred. He later claimed that he was talking about a report on Fox News. Swedish media fact-checked the report and found numerous errors and exaggerations.

King Carl XVI Gustaf has previously, indirectly, opposed President Trump. During the climate summit in Paris in 2015, the King was asked what he thought about the many American politicians, including Trump, who believe that there was no climate change and no global warming. His Majesty thought this was absurd and distant to the reality to have that view.

  • UF

    President Trump has a title. Unlike the King’s it is a REAL title: Mr President. So many European monarchs believe in the fantasy of climate change. It’s quite popular in Europe. And yet their various majesties and royal highnesses have huge carbon footprints. I suppose when one lives in a fantasy one will believe anything fed to them. Like the integration of immigrants in Malmo. Of course, King Carl has security as do all the women in his family.

    • Guest

      What a load of rubbish you talk.

      • Chief Joseph

        You are right, dear guest!

    • Chief Joseph

      This is no fantasy! 99% of all the scientists in the world are saying that climate change is a fact!!!!
      And you can see it! Look at all the melting glaciers!
      Trump is telling a lie and a fantasy, just that your companies don’t have to care about their carbon dioxide emissions!
      And yes he has a title: Fucking enemy of the world and of the people of his own country!

      • UF

        What are you “chief” of the fantasy tribe?

    • Brian Hagland

      You are fucking ignorant

      • UF

        And yet you’re the one with the filthy mouth.

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