Netizens are having a field day after US President Donald Trump on Saturday referred to a terror incident in Sweden—an attack that did not happen.
Trump cited the imaginary attack in defense of his travel ban.
"You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers [of immigrants]. They're having problems like they never thought possible," Trump said at a rally in Florida.
The comment has spawned hashtags such as #lastnightinSweden, #prayforSweden and #JeSuisIKEA (a play on #JeSuisCharlie, the hashtag that was born from the attack on the Charlie Hebdo newsroom in Paris in 2015).
Trump later said that his comment was based on a Fox news report.
On February 2, defending Trump's travel ban, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway spoke of "the Bowling Massacre," an event that also does not seem to exist.
White House spokesperson Sean Spicer also made multiple references to a terror attack in "Atlanta" that also has not happened. He later said that he had meant to refer to the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. — BM, GMA News