During a rally in Florida Saturday night (February 18), the president justified his “Muslim Ban” by naming incidents of terror that never took place including the quote “look at what’s happening last night in Sweden.”
The full context reads: “Here’s the bottom line, we’ve got to keep our country safe … You look at what’s happening in Germany, 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. You look at what’s happening in Brussels, you look at what’s happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice, take a look at Paris.”
Well, upon hearing the new conspiracy, Twitter exploded in an uproar of savagery that made anything Trump had said previously about a non-existing event minute. Just about everyone tweeted at Sweden to see if everything was OK. Of course it was and even the Swedes got in on the fun.
“@sweden I hope you’re safe– We’re all praying for you here in Florida,” someone wrote. Even Carl Bildt, the former prime minister, tweeted out, “Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.”
Check out what President Trump had to say and the reaction to it below.
Trump, discussing terror, seamlessly mentions incident "last night in Sweden".— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) February 19, 2017
There was NO "incident" in Sweden last night. pic.twitter.com/XtcC4PRiNU
@sweden I hope you're safe— We're all praying for you here in Florida 🙏— Nunzio Vuono (@nvuono) February 19, 2017
Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound. https://t.co/XWgw8Fz7tj— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) February 19, 2017
Trump: I'm sorry for your loss. We stand with Sweden at this difficult time.— hrtbps (@hrtbps) February 19, 2017
Norwegian Ambassador: I'm from Oslo.
Trump: Today, we all are.
Remembering the victims from the massacre in Bowling Green, Sweden. pic.twitter.com/DkR80YtVT8— Trump's not my Pres (@Nysteveo2AOLcom) February 19, 2017
When Trump lies about the security situation of allied nations, he harms their own anti-terrorism efforts.— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) February 19, 2017
He's also dangerous for Sweden.
So far the Trump administration has referred to three separate terrorist attacks that didn't happen:— The Resistance (@Resistance_Feed) February 19, 2017
Thank you Donald for informing us of that Sweden terror attack the Media failed to mention... because it just doesn't exist! #swedenincident— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) February 19, 2017
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