Swedish Politician Resigns After Calls To “Shoot Trump”
A municipal council lawmaker in the Swedish city of Kalmar, Roland Pettersson, member of the biggest Swedish Social Democratic Party, resigned on Monday after asking on Facebook if someone could “shoot” America’s president, Donald Trump.
“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?” Swedish Social Democratic Party member Roland Peterson, a municipal official in Kalmar’s Soedermoere district, wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday.
Although he later removed the post a few hours later, on Monday Peterson decided to step down as member of both his party and the Soedermoere Municipal Council and Planning Board, RT reported.
“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,” Peterson wrote in a letter to his party members, as quoted by the Oestra Smaland newspaper.