Sweden asks U.S. for clarification on Trump's terrorist comment

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

London [U.K.], Feb. 20(ANI): The Swedish Embassy in Washington has contacted the White House asking for clarification over U.S. President Donald Trump's comments suggesting a terrorist incident had occurred on Friday night in Sweden. According to the Independent, during a rally in Florida, Trump pointed to incidents in Germany and Sweden as a justification for his controversial travel ban temporarily denying entrance to refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. While his remarks about Germany were in reference to the Berlin Christmas market attack, his specific reference to what happened "last night" in Sweden, left officials, journalists and members of the public wondering if they had missed something. "When you look at what's happening in Germany, when you look at what's happening last night in Sweden - Sweden!" he said. Swedish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Caterina Axelson said the government is not aware of any "terror-linked major incidents". Former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt was also left baffled by the President's comments. "Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound," he tweeted. Trump did not elaborate during the rally as to which Swedish incident he was referring to and has not issued any comment or tweeted on the matter since. (ANI)