After Donald Trump followed in the footsteps of Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and referenced a nonexistent incident of terrorism in Sweden A former prime minister of Sweden is hitting back at the President.
Trump claimed that he received the information from the far-right news network Fox News, which is most likely where he gets all his news from since all the other networks are “fake” according to him.
“That he blames it on Fox News, well, we expect the president of the United States to have sources of information that goes beyond Fox News,” former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt said Monday on CNN.
Donald Trump went on a rant in front of his supporters during a Trump rally on Saturday and cited a nonexistent terror attack on Sweden to defend his travel ban.
“When you look at what’s happening in Germany, when you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden — Sweden!” he said during the rally.
“Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers, they’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
After being confronted about his comments, Trump used the excuse that a Fox News story about immigration and crime rates that aired on Tucker Carlson’s show was the source of his statement.
“My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden,” the president tweeted.
Bildt also questioned the president’s claims on Twitter.
“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” he tweeted.