Confusion about reference Trump to Sweden in discourse on terrorism

Confusion about reference Trump to Sweden in discourse on terrorism

A reference from president Donald Trump to Sweden in a plea that he has Saturday loved about terrorism, has led to confusion. Trump was referring to an incident that Friday would have taken place in Sweden, but Swedish politicians and media grope in the dark.

“You see what has happened now in Germany. You see what happened last night has happened in Sweden. Sweden! Who believes this; in Sweden? They left large numbers of refugees, ed.) and now they have problems they never thought they ever get,” said Trump in his speech. The president called Sweden, in combination with Paris, Nice, Brussels and Berlin.

The Swedish authorities have no major incidents reported, and also several Swedish media, including Aftonbladet, have no idea where Trump is talking about. Former prime minister Carl Bildt writes on Twitter: “Sweden? Terrorist attack? What has he smoked?”

Trump refers to Sweden in the discourse on terrorism


The Australian news site thinks that Trump is a television programme referred to, that Friday was broadcast by Fox. It was talked about a documentary by Ami Horowitz about the immigration in Sweden. Horowitz’s conclusion was that the crime rate in the country is increased due to the immigration policy that Sweden performs. There was not spoken about recent incidents with immigrants.

Trump wanted to be Saturday in Florida, his supporters directly speak to. “I’m here because I’m between my friends and people want to be. I want here also to speak without that there is fake news.” He referred in his speech to acts of terrorism worldwide in order to emphasize that America will have to work hard to homeland security.

Trump speaks to supporters in Florida

Fake news

Trump held last week a slotted press conference in which he spent over five minutes with journalists from various media spoke. According to Trump distribute the media purposely lies about him and his government. With that he meant on the resignation Monday of the national security adviser Flynn.

The US president expressed his displeasure over the leaks from the security services and the messages that media there and then. “The leaks are real, but the news is fake”, replied Trump to questions from CNN.

At the beginning of this month, said White House adviser Kellyanne Conway about a ‘massacre’ that two Iraqi refugees in Bowling Green (Kentucky) caused. The attack was, however, never takes place.

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