On Tuesday, President Donald Trump decided there was a new term for terrorists and called those responsible for the Manchester England attack “evil losers in life.”
In his comments, he said they killed “so many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives.”
Trump’s comments came during his first foreign trip as president in the Middle East. He added that he wouldn’t call the people responsible for the attack “monsters, because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them, from now on, losers, because that’s what they are. They’re losers, and we’ll have more of them, but they’re losers. Just remember that.”
We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom. pic.twitter.com/X6fUUxxYXE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2017
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack that killed twenty-two people and left 59 others injured at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called the tragedy “a callous terrorist attack,” and Queen Elizabeth II released the following statement:
“The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert. I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured.” She thanks the first responders and people of Manchester for the way they have “responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity.”
Grande also tweeted hours after the attack: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
In the most recent developments, Greater Manchester Police said they arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the bombing.
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