SWEDISH EX-PM TO TRUMP: FLORIDA, WHERE YOUR RALLY OCCURRED HAD 50% MORE MURDERS THAN ALL OF SWEDEN

1.U.S. conservatives and Fox News have been attempting to make the case that Sweden is a crime-infested country full of refugee terrorists.

2.Carl Bildt, former of PM of Sweden, is pushing back on these outlandish claims with the below assertion: Orlando, Florida had 50% more murders than all of Sweden combined.

Sweden: About 100 homicides (2016) (Swedish crime survey data from 2015. Final data for 2016 is not published until March 30, 2017.)

Orlando, Florida: 165 homicides (2016) – Orlando Sentinel

3.Based on the numbers available, it appears that the Prime Minister is correct: Last year, Orlando had 50% more homicides than the entire nation of Sweden.

Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt responded to President Trump’s remarks on Sweden again — this time with statistics on the country’s crime rates.

In a tweet Monday morning, Bildt said the counties Trump made the speech at in Florida experienced higher murder rates last year than the whole country of Sweden did.

“Last year there were app 50% more murders only in Orlando/Orange in Florida, where Trump spoke the other day, than in all of Sweden. Bad,” Bildt tweeted.

The largest mass shooting in U.S. history occurred at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub in June 2016 when Omar Mahteen entered the Pulse Nightclub and shot and killed 49 people. He was killed at the nightclub after a shoot-out with police.

Bildt tweeted the statistics after he had already responded to Trump’s comments over the weekend.

“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” Bildt tweeted on Sunday.

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