Swedish Cops Say ‘Madman’ Documentarian Cited by Trump Took Them Out of Context
The fallout of President Donald Trump’s comments on Saturday implying there was a terror attack in Sweden the night before is not just landing on him. The segment on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that aired did happen Friday, as well as Ami Horowitz, the documentary filmmaker featured therein that started all of this, are now coming under further scrutiny. On Monday, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter ran an interview with two police officers who were featured in Horowitz’s documentary, who are both claiming that their answers were edited out of context.
“It was supposed to be about crime in high risk areas,” said Jacob Ekström, one of the two officers. “Areas with high crime rates. There wasn’t any focus on migration or immigration.” He further explained that Horowitz “edited the answers” since “we were answering completely different questions in the interview.” His colleague Anders Göranzon added that “It feels like hell. The real questions should be shown along with our answers.”
In the clip of the interview that was aired on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” there a noticeable difference in the audio quality and amount of background noise between Horowitz’s questions and the officers’ answers.
When asked if they had done anything to “stop the news segment,” Ekström said that’s what they were doing right there at that moment. “We just saw it,” he said. “What can we do? One thing is talking to you. The excerpt they showed doesn’t say anything, we answered a different question. We don’t stand behind what he says. He is a madman.”
Dagens Nyheter reached out to Horowitz for a comment on the story but has not yet received a response.
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