Chelsea Clinton Attacks Trump on Twitter for Sweden Remarks


Chelsea Clinton / AP

Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter on Sunday to berate President Trump after he claimed an immigration-related security incident recently occurred in Sweden.

Trump said at a rally in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday that his travel ban should remain in place to prevent incidents similar to the one in Sweden, the Hill reported.

No incident had occurred in Sweden.

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"When you look at what's happening in Germany, when you look at what's happening last night in Sweden, Sweden!" Trump said. "Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers, they're having problems like they never thought possible."

Many in Sweden were reportedly confused by Trump's statement.

In her tweet, Clinton referenced Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, fabricating a massacre in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Clinton is rumored to be looking towards running for the Senate if Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) vacates her seat.

Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt also took a jab at Trump and questioned his sobriety.

Trump later clarified on Twitter that his comment was referring to a story he saw on Fox News about immigrants entering Sweden.

The Fox News show "Tucker Carlson Tonight" ran a segment on Friday reporting that Sweden had last year taken in over 160,000 asylum-seekers, only 500 of whom had found jobs, according to the Telegraph. The Fox report went on to say that there has been a surge in rape and gun violence in Sweden after the influx of immigrants.

A White House spokeswoman said Sunday that Trump was referring to a general increase in crime rather than any specific incidents.

UPDATE Monday, February 20, 9:16 A.M.: This post was updated to include President Trump's tweet and information on the Fox News report he was referencing, as well as comment from a White House spokeswoman.