President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to explain his apparent reference to a nonexistent terror attack in Sweden.
“My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden,” Trump wrote Sunday afternoon.
My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2017
The clarification came one day after Trump spoke to thousands of supporters at a rally in Melbourne, Florida. At one point during his speech, Trump mentioned “last night in Sweden” while alluding to recent terror attacks; however, no terror attack had occurred there.
“You look at what’s happening in Germany; you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden,” Trump said. “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.”