- The Washington Times - Monday, February 20, 2017

Rep. Scott Taylor, Virginia Republican, said Monday that while President Trump is still learning on the job, he should be more “careful” with his words.

“Words do matter,” Mr. Taylor said on CNN’s “New Day.” “The president absolutely has to be more careful because the world is paying attention. They’re listening to everything that he’s saying. They’re trying to figure out how to interpret him.”

At a campaign rally on Saturday, Mr. Trump made a reference to Sweden when talking about broader problems with migration.

“You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden … Sweden. Who would believe this?” Mr. Trump said. “Sweden. … They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”

The comments drew significant attention, notably from Sweden. The president clarified Sunday that he was referring to a Fox News segment on the country that had aired the previous night.

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