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Trump clarifies Sweden terror claim: ‘I heard it on Fox News’

As the world collectively scratches its head after President Trump cited a non-existent terror incident in Sweden, he took to Twitter in an attempt to clear things up: he heard it on Fox News.

“My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on [Fox News] concerning immigrants & Sweden,” Trump tweeted this Sunday.

As many suspected, Trump’s remarks were sparked by a Fox story from host Tucker Carlson about immigration and crime rates.

This Saturday at his Florida rally, Trump referred to what happened “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!” Trump said during the rally. “Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers, they’re having problems like they never thought possible.”

According to The Hill, the Swedish Embassy in D.C. and former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt also both questioned Trump’s claims.

“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” Bildt tweeted.

Soon after Trump’s initial remarks,  the hashtag #swedenincident started trending on Twitter:

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