Twitter users have been trying to figure it out: What happened in Sweden?
With jokes about getting lost in an Ikea, posts of photos of Swedish pop group ABBA and comments about Swedish Fish candy, President Donald Trump ignited a social media firestorm over the weekend when he alleged during a campaign rally that something nefarious had recently taken place in Sweden.
“You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers and they’re having problems like they never thought possible,” Trump said Saturday evening during a campaign rally in Melbourne, Florida.
Though Trump did not specifically say there was a terror attack, he subsequently brought up attacks that happened in Paris and Nice, France.
On Sunday afternoon, Trump tweeted that his Sweden statement “was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.”
The Swedish Embassy’s Twitter account retweeted Trump’s tweet Sunday evening, adding: “We look forward to informing the US administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies.”