20/02/2017 11:59 AM AEDT | Updated 20/02/2017 3:26 PM AEDT

Sweden Responds To Trump's Immigration Comments

In diplomatic terms it was a mic drop.

Sweden's embassy in the United States has gently trolled President Donald Trump after he apparently cited a non-existent incident in the European country during one of his political rallies.

Trump on Sunday told supporters in Melbourne, Florida: "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."

The next day, and after confusion about the non-existent incident in Sweden, the president clarified to say he was talking about large numbers of immigrants.

In diplomatic terms, it was a mic drop.

President Donald Trump has said his comment was based on a television report, after he suggested there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden.