Swedish Government Wants Explanation What Trump Meant By 'Last Night In Sweden'

Georgia Makitalo

Over the weekend, in Florida, United States President, Donald Trump spoke at a rally held in Melbourne and talked about some of the serious issues facing European countries with their open migration policies. According to the Swedish paper Aftonbladet, Trump cited Sweden as a "bad example" in this policy. Then, Trump said something very shocking, especially to the people of Sweden. "When you look at what's happening last night in Sweden – Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden!"

The Swedish Government now wants a full explanation on what Trump meant by his statement "last night in Sweden," and referring to a "serious incident" in the Nordic country, as there was no act of terrorism that ever occurred. Could this be the second time this month that Trump has created fake news about Sweden?

While social media has light of the president's cryptic comments about the Scandinavian country, the Swedish government is not so entertained by Trump's slanderous comments. They are quite puzzled about this fake news and slander about their country and demand an explanation. Catarina Axelsson, spokesperson for the Swedish government told Swedish news agency TT that they have requested clarification on Trump' statement.

"Our embassy in Washington has been in contact with the US foreign affairs office to get clarification. We're of course wondering [what he referred to]."
"Let's see if we get an answer from the embassy."

That incident went to court in December and a judge determined that due to a lack of evidence, this was not a terrorist act, but instead, the charge against the accused was arson. The paper was given the court results and reported on it.

"According to the district court, the level of suspicion required to be considered a terror crime has not been met. The man is on the other hand accused of arson, on probable cause."
"The easiest way to describe this is classic fake news from Trump's White House. This is nothing to do with the truth, it's an influencing operation. Propaganda, targeted at the American population."
"These things have been reported at a local level, as many of them are instances of local news, for which there would be a limited international appetite. Then there's also the question: if you aren't sure if it was a terror-related issue, or something else, why would you report it as terror?"
"That's the pathetic thing about this. It's solely for political purposes, to point a finger at the media. It's 'fake news' to argue that Paris and Nice were not reported on. That's a complete lie."
"Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound"

"If Trump now wanted to look statesmanlike to Europe, receiving Farage was probably the worst thing he could do."

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