Trump’s ambassador, Pete Hoekstra, was being interviewed for current affairs programme by reporter Wouter Zwart.
Zwart: “You mentioned in a debate that there are no-go zones in the Netherlands, and that cars and politicians are being set on fire in the Netherlands.”
Hoekstra: “I didn’t say that. This is actually an incorrect statement. We would call it fake news.”
Hoekstra is shown clips of him saying “The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands, there are cars being burnt, there are politicians that are being burnt ... and yes there are no-go zones in the Netherlands.”
Hoekstra then went said, “I didn’t call that fake news. I didn’t use the words today. I don’t think I did.”