A “Swedish Defense and National Security Advisor” was on The O’Reilly Factor Thursday night to talk about the security measures that Sweden is taking against their immigrants, but appearantly the Swedish Defense Ministry has no idea who he is.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly interviewed Nils Bildt, who supported the Trump administration’s claims that Sweden is under attack from immigrants, something the Swedish government denies.
After the interview with O’Reilly, many wondered about the relationship between Bildt and the Swedish government. Dagens Nyhater claims that Swedish officials have no idea who he is.
According to a report, not only is Bildt not an expert on Swedish security, but he was also arrested for obstruction of justice and assault on a US law enforcement agent and sentenced to one year in prison.
When questioned about the arrest, Bildt claimed that he doesn’t know about the allegations against him and refused to give anymore comments.
He sent an email later claiming that Fox News chose the misleading title of defense and security advisor, writing, ”I appeared on Bill O’Reillys’ show on Fox News. The title was chosen by Fox News’s editor – I had no personal control over what title they chose. I am an independent analyst based in the USA.”
“He is in not in any way a known quantity in Sweden and has never been part of the Swedish debate,” Swedish Defence University professor Robert Egnell explained by email “He has not lived in Sweden for a very long time and no one within the Swedish security community (which is not a very big pond) seems to know him.”