Trump says his comments on Sweden terror attack were based on Fox News report

United States President Donald Trump has explained that his comments on what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on Fox News about immigrants and Sweden.

Trump was talking about his Muslim travel ban when he said, "We've got to keep our country safe. You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?"

Sweden came out saying it did not know any of terror attacks in Sweden.

Listen to EWN correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, below for more information...

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