Published: Tue, February 21, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Donald Trump Attempts To Explain Bizarre Sweden Comment & Slams 'Fake News' Again

Donald Trump Attempts To Explain Bizarre Sweden Comment & Slams 'Fake News' Again

Mr Trump initially made the comment about Sweden at a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday night.

The US President was met with bewilderment and ridicule when he told supporters about the attack during a rally in Florida on Saturday. Sweden, who would believe this?

The claim sent pundits and political observers scrambling to find evidence of any such incident in Sweden - and they came up empty. Amid comments about immigration, Trump mentioned a tragedy in Sweden, a country known for taking in large numbers of refugees, but it's not clear what he was talking about.

The Fox News "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show aired a report Friday night about documentary maker Ami Horowitz and his film about immigration and Sweden.

"We've got to keep our country safe", Trump said.

Beyond the garbled syntax, Swedes and others were puzzled by Trump's remark as nothing particularly unusual had happened in Sweden.

Former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt tweeted, "Sweden? Questions abound", he wrote on Twitter on Sunday. And the Swedish Embassy in the USA has said it is looking forward to "informing the U.S. administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies".

Hopefully no one? Trump then referenced Paris, Nice and Brussels, European cities where recent terrorist attacks have occurred.

United States President Donald Trump on Sunday created anger and confusion by seemingly referring to a refugee-driven terror attack in Sweden that did not in fact take place. The news channel has been cited favourably on multiple occasions by the US President. Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?' she said while also mocking Kellyanne Conway's interview gaff last month.

Trump's critics included Chelsea Clinton.

Much like Germany under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Sweden considers itself to be a "humanitarian superpower" and has an "open door" policy towards migrants - an increasingly unpopular policy.

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