The White House has said Donald Trump was speaking about common “rising crime” when he appeared to describe a non-existent terror attack in Sweden on Saturday night.
The president said at a rally in Melbourne, Florida:
“You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
Obviously, Sweden reacted with surprise and confusion to the president’s profess about an undetermined incident that he said took place on Friday night. The Swedish foreign ministry spokeswoman Catarina Axelsson said:
“We have asked the question today to the state department. We are trying to get clarity,”
Sweden has a wide definition of rape, according to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, there were 13% more reported rapes in 2016 than 2015. In 2010, Sweden suffered a suicide bombing in Stockholm by an Iraqi-born Swedish citizen.
The Fox News host Tucker Carlson presented a section with the filmmaker Ami Horowitz on Friday night, in which Horowitz claimed:
“Sweden had its first terrorist Islamic attack not that long ago, so they’re now getting a taste of what we’ve been seeing across Europe already. They oftentimes try to cover up some of these crimes.”
Source: the guardian