A European politician resigned after calling someone to shoot Donald Trump
Roland Peterson, a member of Sweden’s Social Democrat Party and member of the Soedermoere Municipal Council and Planning Board claimed he was motivated to make the controversial statement because Trump’s poor environmental policy was annoying him as it risked "the future of the entire earth”.
Appearing slightly remorseless, Peterson told Swedish media, he would not have “written” the post if he considered the consequences.
But he later wrote an official apology in a local newspaper which read: “After my blunder on Facebook, there is a risk that I will become a burden for the Social Democrats in Kalmar. I do not want it, so I chose to leave all my posts.”
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The controversial Facebook post which drew sharp criticism from Sweden’s political figures read: “I believed that Donald Trump would calm down after he became the president [of the US]. But how wrong I was! He exceeded my worst fears! Could anyone shoot him?”.
In a bid to save his party’s public persona, Roger Holmber, the leader of the Social Democrats party said the post was “inappropriate” and “idiotic” because “even thinking about the idea of violence is completely wrong.”
Although Mr Holmber later pleaded on Peterson's behalf claiming Peterson was “deeply remorseful and didn’t understand the impact of the post in the social media".
Oestra Smalan, a local Swedish councillor blasted Peterson as he said: "It is good that he [Peterson] removed it [the post]."
A day after President Trump was inaugurated, Washington liberals launched a “pussy-hat protest” which was adopted in cities across the world including London.
Pink hats during "pussy protest" in Washington
Women wore pink hats with ears on them, and protested across Washington to call for the protection of civil liberties and diverse cultures.
Celebrities such as Madonna, Scarlet Johannson and Emma Watson joined in and expressed their views.