Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt early Sunday mocked President Trump after Trump pointed to an incident “last night” in Sweden to defend his travel ban.
“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” Bildt tweeted.
Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound. https://t.co/XWgw8Fz7tj— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) February 19, 2017
Trump during a campaign-style rally in on Saturday in Florida mentioned Germany and Sweden while defending his travel ban, which has been put on hold by a judge in Seattle, specifically “what’s happening last night in Sweden.”
“When you look at what’s happening in Germany, when you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden — Sweden!" he said. "Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers, they’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
The president did not provide details, although some on social media pointed to an interview Friday night on Fox News with a documentarian who examined violence allegedly committed by refugees in Sweden.
Bildt later retweeted a post showing a photo of the “Swedish Chef” Muppet, who is purportedly “sought for the terror attack.”
The hashtag #swedenincident was also trending on Twitter early Sunday morning.