donald trump cites fake terror attack in sweden

Trump Cites A Fake Terror Attack? ‘Last Night In Sweden’

Donald Trump has left people very confused. The President of the United States seemed to have cited a fake terror attack in Sweden at a rally in Florida on Saturday.

Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally in Florida last night and while he was criticizing refugee policies in Europe, he made some remarks about Sweden that have caused major confusion and debate, according to ABC News.

“Here’s the bottom line we have to keep our country safe.”

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Trump then basically made it sound like a horrific terror attack had taken place in Sweden that took many lives.

“When you look at what’s happening in Germany, when you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden — Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers, they’re having problems like they never thought possible.”

The President then listed a few European cities that actually have had terror attacks, including Brussels and Paris.

Trump’s remarks left people scratching their heads. There had been no news of any terror attacks anywhere that day, let alone in Sweden.

People started to speak out on social media in confusion, including the former prime minister and foreign minister of Sweden, Carl Bildt.

“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” Bildt wrote on Twitter.

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Social media producer on CNBC’s Breaking News Desk, Steve Kopack, tweeted out to his followers to confirm that there had been no terror attack in Sweden.

Sweden’s Security Police confirmed that nothing had happened to change Sweden’s terror threat level, according to the Associated Press.

“Nothing has occurred which would cause us to raise that level.

Twitter users started using the hashtag #lastnightinSweden to question what the President of the United States had just claimed had happened.

However, conservatives actually defended Donald Trump, saying that he never said that a terror attack had occurred in Sweden, but that the country was “having problems like they never thought possible” as a result of admitting refugees.

FOX News tweeted out a survey to see what people were collectively thinking about the situation.

Donald Trump’s comment about Sweden is not the first time that Trump’s administration has caused some kind of confusion by either misspeaking or including incomplete information in regards to refugees or terrorism.

Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s counselor, was made to clarify a statement that she had previously made in an interview on MSNBC when she referred to the “Bowling Green massacre.”

While there is no such thing as the Bowling Green massacre, Conway later tweeted out that she had meant to say “Bowling Green terrorists.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has also repeatedly referred to the mass shooting in Orlando as a terror attack in Atlanta, according to ABC News.

Meanwhile, the Swedish Foreign Minister ignored Trump’s unsightly slip-up and instead, tweeted out photos and comments about the Munich Security Conference she had attended.

Instead, Margot Wallstrom tweeted out a subliminal message on Sunday morning regarding the misinformation Trump gave.

The English translation of her tweet was:

“Oxford Dictionaries appointed ‘ post-truth ‘ to this year’s words in 2016.” – foreign tax return in 2017


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The Oxford Dictionary defined post-truth as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”

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UPDATED 9:43 p.m.

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