On Saturday, President Trump spoke to a crowd of hundreds in Florida, where he endeavored to explain the purposes of his executive order suspending specific travel into the United States.
Doing such, Trump’s defense included the mention of an alleged terror event that took place “last night” in Sweden.
“When you look at what’s happening in Germany…, when you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden…, Sweden!” Trump said in front of the Melbourne, Florida, audience. “Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers, they’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
This morning, the Swedish embassy made contact with the State Department to ask for an explanation of the supposed incident.
Sweden’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Catarina Axelsson revealed that the Swedish government was not aware of any terror attacks that took place. Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt chimed in on Twitter, also uncertain as to the terror connection to Sweden.
Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound. https://t.co/XWgw8Fz7tj
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) February 19, 2017
H/T: The Hill
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