By Ethan Weston
February 19, 2017
“You take a look at what’s occurring final night time in Sweden. Sweden, who would consider this? Sweden!” President Donald Trump stated throughout his Florida rally Saturday.
That is Trump expressing his shock over an incident in Sweden. However that left some Swedes scratching their heads as a result of, nicely, there wasn’t one.
Trump was speaking about terror assaults all over the world when he introduced up Sweden. That makes this the third nonexistent assault cited by this administration.
The primary time was when Kellyanne Conway prompt there had been a bloodbath in Bowling Inexperienced, Kentucky. And the second was when White Home press secretary Sean Spicer talked about a nonexistent terrorist assault in Atlanta, Georgia. Each later admitted that they had been confused and have been referring to different events.
It isn’t clear what assault the president was considering of, however it’s attainable he was complicated Sweden with Sehwan, a metropolis in Pakistan the place no less than 80 people died in a suicide bombing Thursday.
Others linked his feedback to a phase that aired on Fox Information on Friday night time. It tried to correlate Sweden’s current rise in crime with the massive variety of asylum seekers.
It appears Trump was making an attempt to drum up help for his controversial journey ban and immigration coverage. However since Sweden began its open-door coverage in 2013, immigrants have carried out zero terrorist assaults.
Actually, the final terrorist assault in Sweden was in 2015 and was carried out by a Swedish man believed to have far-proper sympathies.