Best Tweets About What Happened Last Night in Sweden

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  • by: Maarten Schenk

President Donald Trump made an offhand remark during a speech in Florida on saturday mentioning "last night in Sweden". It caused quite the upset on Twitter:

The former P.M. of Sweden was very surprised:

Ordinary people in Sweden got in on the hubhub too:

Turns out there actually was an incident in Sweden:

Things got officially awkward:

Jokers got in on it too:

In the end, it turns out Donald Trump wasn't speaking about something that happened in Sweden but about something he had seen on television about Sweden the night before:

Glad the confusion is cleared up!


  Maarten Schenk

Maarten Schenk is the co-founder and COO/CTO of Lead Stories and an expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.

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