On Monday, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert paid tribute to “all the people who did not suffer” in Sweden, following President Donald Trump’s insinuation during his Florida rally that a terror attack had occurred there.
During a speech on Saturday morning in Melbourne, Fl., Trump made a comment that insinuated that there had been a terror attack in Sweden just the night before. However, it was simply not the case. Trump appeared to be trying to use the mythical attack in a broader effort to garner support for his executive order which restricted immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. The president later commented that he was referring to a now-discredited Fox News segment that claimed crime rates in the country have risen as it’s immigration policies have become more lax for refugees.
Referring to Trump’s bogus claim, Colbert said, “no one, no one would believe that. Well, not no one, but maybe someone who skips their intelligence briefings.”
“Tragically, Sweden is the third not-a-terrorist attack that has not shocked the world in the last month. First there wasn’t the Bowling Green Massacre, then no one was lost in Atlanta; now, it’s not Sweden’s turn… just because this attack didn’t happen folks, doesn’t mean we don’t stand in solidarity with all the people who did not suffer. We pay tribute to all of them.”
Watch the clip here: