Sweden isn’t sure what it did to get Donald Trump‘s attention.
The president discussed recent terrorist attacks during a Florida campaign rally (kill us now) on Saturday, and raised eyebrows by referencing a mysterious event that took place in Sweden on Friday night.
“You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sweden ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ who would believe this? Sweden, they took in large numbers, they are having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening Brussels, you look at what’s happening all over the world.”
The comment about “last night in Sweden” went viral, prompting mass confusion over what happened in the Nordic country on Friday night.
So, to set things straight, Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet published a timeline of what really went down on the night in question — and, no, the eventful evening didn’t include terrorist attacks.
Aftonbladet reported some trouble did occur: inclement weather led to highway closures and an avalanche warning, while opera singer Owe Thornquist battled some technical difficulties during a rehearsal for the singing competition Melodifestivalen.
Police did see some action that night, too. Officials chased a suspected car thief driving under the influence, but luckily captured him in Engelbrektsgatan.
But it turns out Trump’s meaning of “last night in Sweden” is in reference to a Friday night Fox News report on immigrants being responsible for a crime surge in the country.
He clarified his comments in a tweet on Sunday, writing:
POTUS’s diplomatic post was then followed up with a more unfiltered, Trumpian tweet:
Give the public a break – The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2017
Ah, that’s more like it, Donny!
[Image via C-SPAN.]