Trump admits false ‘last night in Sweden’ claim was something he heard ‘broadcast on Fox News’
Pres. Donald Trump admitted on Sunday that the terror attack he said happened in Sweden on Friday night was actually something he saw — but didn’t fully understand — on Fox News.
In a tweet, the president said he’d gotten confused by something he saw on an episode of Tucker Carlson’s new Fox News show, writing, “My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.”
My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2017
The supposed attack in Sweden spawned social media memes and joined Kellyanne Conway’s “Bowling Green massacre” canard as another “alternative fact” promulgated by the month-old administration.
Trump appeared in Florida Saturday where 9,000 followers gathered to hear him speak, including one man who said he salutes and prays to a six-foot cardboard cut-out of Pres. Trump every day.