On Saturday, February 18th, President Donald Trump hosted a rally in Melbourne, Florida.
At the rally, Trump discussed refugees as well as different terrorist attacks that had taken place in Europe. He mentioned Sweden as one of the countries impacted, saying “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?”
However, nothing of this nature occurred in Sweden on February 17th. His comments left many baffled, especially the citizens of Sweden.
While Trump didn’t say outright that Sweden was the victim of any attacks specifically, Swedish officials have been commenting on the incident. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Catarina Axelsson, said the country wasn’t aware of any “terror-linked major incidents”. An official Twitter account of Sweden expressed that their biggest news was actually about Melfest, a music competition show.
This is not the first time a terrorist attack has been mentioned but later debunked since Trump took office in January. White House staff members Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway have also been subject to misleading statements regarding attacks on the nation.
For now, Sweden continues to be baffled over these incorrect comments from President Trump.