President Donald Trump has unintentionally turned the internet into one big celebration of Swedish pop culture.
The U.S. president on Saturday alluded to a terrorist-related event in Sweden that, as far as Swedes can tell, didn’t actually happen.
“Weve got to keep our country safe,” he said Saturday during a campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Florida. Trump was defending his now-suspended travel ban and criticizing Europe’s refugee policies.
“You look at whats happening in Germany, you look at whats happening last night in Sweden,” Trump said. “Sweden, who would believe this?”
Twitter, as it does, responded with a wave of references to IKEA, meatballs, the Muppets character Swedish Chef, infectious ’70s pop group ABBA and Swedish creation The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Now we’re hungry, hearing “Dancing Queen” in our head and anxious to assemble a Tockarp, or perhaps a Liatorp.