So for those of you missed the story so far, on 18th Feb 2018 (Saturday night), Mr. Trump was giving a speech in Florida. And while taking about the global refugee crisis , he suddenly said ‘Look at what happened in Sweden last night’.

Well, as someone who lives in Sweden, let me tell you, nothing strange happened in Sweden. Atleast, I for one, did not know what Mr. Trump was talking about. Well, looks like I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know. The whole of Sweden was baffled by Mr.Trump’s claims.
Here’s what the Embassy of Sweden in USA had to say to this: 

And ofcourse, IKEA and healthcare jokes were made too:

Ahh, you’ve got to love Twitter. 😀

Anyhow, apart from the jokes. Literally nothing happened in Sweden. Yes, Sweden does take in a lot of immigrants and no, it hasn’t caused any problems. Sweden was, is and always will be a neutral, peaceful, safe and welcoming place. In case you didn’t know, Sweden is one of the safest places for people from all nationalities. It is among the top 25 safest places to live and is the best place for women as well. Sweden has amazing education and healthcare. It has a wonderful set of people. It has a peaceful and welcoming environment. It has H&M, IKEA, Spotify, Skype, Volvo, Scania. What is does not have is fake news, discrimination and intolerance.

So for those of you who are wondering if anything happened in Sweden. No it didn’t. Oh well, except maybe these:

If you want to read more about tolerance and respect from an international student’s view, click here.

I’ll see you next week with another blogpost. I’m going to now finish an assignment that I started #LastNightinSweden.

-For now, your Swe-desi Seafarer signing off. 🙂 


Written by Supritha

20 Feb 2017