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#LastNightInSweden is born after Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to a ralReuters

While speaking against immigration at a rally in Florida on Saturday, President Donald Trump referenced a terror incident in Sweden.

"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," Trump said.

It was unclear what he was referring to when he said "last night in Sweden."

"You look at what's happening in Brussels. You look at what's happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris," Trump said, referencing terror attacks in those cities that occurred within the past two years.

Trump's comments came as he made his argument and announced that he is issuing a new executive order banning citizens of certain countries traveling to the United States.

"We've allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country, and there was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation. There was no nothing. So we're going to keep our country safe," Trump said.

The president held a campaign rally in an airport hangar in Melbourne, just up the coast from his Mar-a-Lago resort where he will spend the weekend.

Trump's comments on Sweden prompted many Swedes to take to social media using #LastNightInSweden to discuss what happened — which seems to be nothing,as no terror incident was reported in the country.

Take a look at some of our favorites.


Metro.us reporter Nikki M. Mascali contributed to this report.

 

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