Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden, mocked Donald Trump for fabricating a terror attack in his country by asking, “what has he been smoking?”
During his campaign rally in Melbourne, Fla., Donald Trump claimed a terror incident occurred in Sweden Friday night. Um, like the Bowling Green massacre and Atlanta terror attack, no such thing happened but that’s the administration’s way of justifying a Muslim ban. That’s on the grounds of lies.
Bildt tweeted: “Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.”
Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound. https://t.co/XWgw8Fz7tj
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) February 19, 2017
Trump said during the rally yesterday, “When you look at what’s happening in Germany, when you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden – Sweden!” “Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers, they’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Catarina Axelsson told the AP “that the government wasn’t aware of any “terror-linked major incidents.” Sweden’s Security Police said it had no reason to change the terror threat level.”
She also told the AP that the “Swedish Embassy in Washington contacted the State Department on Sunday to request clarification of Trump’s remarks and was waiting for an answer.”
Chelsea Clinton also trolled Trump: “What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?”
What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 19, 2017
Of course, that spawned the hashtag “SwedenIncident” and the mockery continued.
— Neil Macdougall (@DougallChops) February 19, 2017
Trump believes terror group 'IKEA' may be behind Sweden attack. #swedenincident
— Paul Lamb (@Lambykins60) February 19, 2017
#swedenincident Whole of Sweden in denial, obviously suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.
— ColinB (@beirnecolinp) February 19, 2017
Time for our troops to leave Bowling Green and head to Sweden. #swedenincident
— CMB (@ChristinaBito) February 19, 2017