Sweden Offers to Teach Trump About Its Immigration Policies
Sweden trolled President Trump on Sunday after they offered to teach him about Swedish immigrant and integration policies.
We look forward to informing the US administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies. https://t.co/x5G3euOWRh
— Embassy of Sweden US (@SwedeninUSA) February 19, 2017
The Hill reports:
Trump later said that he was referring to a Fox News report on immigration and crime in the country.
“We look forward to informing the US administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies,” the embassy tweeted in response to Trump’s explanation.
At a campaign-like rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump referred to what happened “last night” in Sweden — which sparked questions for Americans and Swedes.
“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.”
Trump then tweeted Sunday:“My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.”
The segment on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” featured documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz, who links an influx of refugees into Sweden to rising crime rates.
However, Reuters reported crime rates in Sweden have fallen since 2005 even with the addition of hundreds of thousands of refugees.
Earlier Sunday, the Swedish Embassy asked the United States for clarification on Trump’s comments about the nonexistent event.
Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt responded to Trump a bit differently.
“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” he tweeted.
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