The former Ukip leader suggested the property mogul had been unfairly criticised for his speech at a rally in Florida on Saturday and went one step further by suggesting a Swedish city could now be the “rape capital of the world”.
Mr Trump indicated there had been a terrorist incident in Sweden the night before, which led to mockery, including from the former Swedish Prime Minister, as there had not been anything resembling a terror attack on Friday night.
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Malmo is now the rape capital of Europe and some argue even the rape capital of perhaps the world
He said: “As so often is the case with Trump, in terms of direction of travel what he was saying was very valid.
“There have been no specific terrorist attacks in Sweden but pro rata Sweden have taken more young male migrants than any other country in Europe and there has been a dramatic rise in sexual crime in Sweden.
“So much so that Malmo is now the rape capital of Europe and some argue even the rape capital of perhaps the world and there is a Swedish media who frankly just don’t report it.”
The last attack believed to be linked to Islamic terrorism in Sweden was the Stockholm bombings which injured two people in 2010.
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But during the Florida rally, Donald Trump told the crowd: “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're having problems like they never thought possible."
Mr ex Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt appeared confused by the comments. He tweeted: “Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound.”
The United States President appears to have been referencing a Fox News programme, which looked at refugees and crime in Sweden, on Friday night.
In response to the backlash over the weekend, Mr Trump took to Twitter in a bid to explain.
“My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden,” he tweeted.
Last month, Sweden's Interior Minister called for stricter age tests after five Afghan teenagers gang-raped a boy and escaped deportation.
Anders Ygeman said there was widespread support for the crackdown, after one of the rapists, who claimed to be 17-years-old, was assessed to be 18 by the Swedish Migrant Board.
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