He was already pretty incoherent on the campaign trail, but a month into his presidency, Donald Trump's improvised on-the-record comments are more baffling than ever. Yesterday—which, incidentally, found him back in rally mode—he dropped another vaguely menacing reference that no one understood:
"You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden ... Sweden ... who would believe this? Sweden, they took in large numbers, they are having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what's happening Brussels, you look at what's happening all over the world."
As the current citizen-operator of the @sweden account confirmed, while being swiftly overwhelmed with notifications—nothing of import actually occurred.
Now, perhaps the simplest thing would be to say Trump's inventing some terrorist incident out of thin air. Or just half-remembering a Fox News segment.
And the former prime minister of Sweden had an even more basic explanation.
But we owe it to ourselves to do more work in understanding the leader of the free world, right? Surely he was referring to something? Maybe, for example...
So tragic, and utterly preventable. Please, a moment of silence now for Sweden.