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