MELBOURNE, FL — President Donald Trump cited a nonexistent terror attack in Sweden during his campaign rally Saturday.
“We’ve got to keep our country safe,” Trump said. “You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden.”
It is not yet clear what Trump might have meant by his statement as no terror attack occurred in Sweden on Friday night. He brought the country up while defending his travel ban.
The official Twitter account of the Embassy of Sweden in the U.S. tweeted: “On #swedenincident unclear to us what President Trump was referring to, have asked US officials for explanation.”
Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt criticized Trump’s comment on Twitter early Sunday.
“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” Bildt tweeted.
Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway previously came under fire for citing the “Bowling Green massacre” in an interview. No massacre ever occurred in Bowling Green.
Chelsea Clinton also addressed the issue on Twitter.
“What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?”
Sweden Incident was trending on Twitter Sunday.