This was the third time within the span of a few weeks that a member of Trump’s administration cited a terrorist attack that never happened in order to justify his travel ban.
Previous attacks that never took place were reported by Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and were referred to as “alternate facts.”
The third time, it was Trump himself.
1Here Is What Trump Told Supporters
Speaking to a group of supporters in Melbourne, Florida, Trump said that an incident that took place in Sweden on the previous night was yet another example of terrorism that was committed by refugees in Europe. He cited this as proof that his travel ban is needed.
But, there was a slight problem with what he said. The problem was that no terror incidents were reported in Sweden that night.