DONALD TRUMP was accused of being on drugs by Sweden’s former prime minister yesterday after appearing to confuse the Scandinavian country with an area in Pakistan.
The US president prompted ridicule after wrongly suggesting Sweden had suffered a terror attack on Friday.
During a speech on Saturday in Melbourne, Florida, he claimed Islamic immigrants had caused Sweden ‘problems they never thought possible’.
Mr Trump added: ‘Look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden.’ The ex-PM of the Scandinavian country Carl Bildt then tweeted: ‘Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.’
The Swedish government said no terrorist incident had occurred.
No terror attack has occurred there since 2010, when an Iraqi-born Swede let off a bomb which killed him alone.
There was speculation the president may have mistaken Sweden for Sehwan in Pakistan where 85 people died in a suicide attack on a Muslim shrine on Friday.
But social media users joked that Ikea, Abba and the Swedish chef from The Muppet Show were all suspects.
Last month, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway supported his travel ban by citing a ‘Bowling Green Massacre’.
In fact, two Iraqis living in Bowling Green, Kentucky, tried to send cash to Al-Qaeda in 2011 and were jailed.