Speaking from the famous Ford’s Theater in Washington, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated long ago, President Donald Trump pointed at the latest terror attacks in London on Sunday night and promised to protect our country from that “vile enemy.”
“This bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end,” said the President, who had send out a series of tweets in the hours after the attack took place that ranged from offering help to slamming political correctness.
“America sends our thoughts and prayers and our deepest sympathies to the victims of this evil slaughter and we renew our resolve, stronger than ever before, to protect the United States and its allies from a vile enemy that has waged war on innocent life, and it’s gone on too long,” Trump said. “As president I will do what is necessary to prevent this threat from spreading to our shores and work every day to protect the safety and security to our country, our communities and our people.”
Trump noted that he had been in contact with British Prime Minister Theresa May to offer America’s “unwavering support.”
At least seven people were killed and nearly 50 others were injured in the coordinated attacks on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market Saturday night. The three assailants were shot and killed at the scene by police.
Last month, more than 20 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester. That was when President Trump labeled such terrorists “evil losers” and called on countries around the world to work together in the fight against terrorism.
On Sunday, Trump had harsh words for London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, after hearing him reassure residents that there would be a greater police presence since the third attack was waged against in the country in just three months and not to worry. Trump took to Twitter to tell such leaders to “stop being politically correct” and focus on “security for our people.”
According to the mayor’s spokesman, he was too busy to respond to Trump’s “ill-informed” tweet.
Trump’s tweets since Saturday have been all about the repercussions of letting terrorists run amok; his stalled travel ban, gun control supporters who can’t do anything about cars and knives used as weapons… Trump pledged that the United States would be there for London and the United Kingdom.
We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017
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