‘Never Fjorget’: Colbert Presents Stirring Video to Remember ‘Victims’ of Trump’s Fake Sweden Attack
When President Donald Trump was so inspired by a Tucker Carlson segment on Fox News about crime in Sweden that he stood up at a Florida rally to discuss something that didn’t happen, it was bound to be the sort of fodder late night comedians would find impossible to ignore.
At the tail’s end of his monologue Monday night, Stephen Colbert joined in on the chorus of mockery over the subject, using the opportunity to ding the Trump administration for a number of recent flaps regarding fake terror attacks. “Tragically, Sweden is the third not-a-terrorist attack that has not shocked the world in the last month. First there wasn’t the Bowling Green Massacre. Then, no one was lost in Atlanta. And now… it’s not Sweden’s turn,” he said.
The Late Show host continued, “But that doesn’t mean we don’t stand in solidarity with everyone who did not suffer.” A short tribute video honoring the best of Swedish cultural exports — including ABBA, the Swedish Chef, and of course IKEA furniture — then rolled in the spirit of a ‘Those We’ve Lost‘ video.
Watch above, via CBS.
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