Following the newspaper's publication, the prime minister was roundly condemned by property owners and politicians. The Green Party housing spokesman, Gustav Fridolin, described Reinfeldt's comments as "Kafkaesque" – adding that the black market has come about because of the lack of newly built affordable apartments.
However on Tuesday evening, the prime minister hit back. A press statement said that the view that he is against rented apartments as a form of housing in central Stockholm is wrong.
"On the contrary the prime minister backs the need for a better working rental market."
It continued, "For example, the headlines do not have any substance from the interviews which have been made and give the impression that Fredrik Reinfeldt has certain views which he has not."
The statement on the government website also contained links to sound files taken from the two interviews with the paper.
DN has this evening responded by stating that the newspaper has not misrepresented the prime minister's comments and have placed up their own recordings of the interviews.