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23rd May 2017

Donald Trump issues statement on Manchester attack, calling terrorists ‘evil losers’

"We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom"

Rich Cooper

President Donald Trump has said that the United States stands “in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom” following the attack in Manchester last night.

Trump is currently in the Middle East and issued a statement on the attacks at a press conference in Bethlehem, alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

In the statement, the President condemned those behind the attack as “evil losers”, refusing to call them “monsters” because “they would like that term”.

Trump also extended his “deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families – so many families – of the victims.”

“We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.

“So many young, beautiful, innocent people, living and enjoying their lives, murdered by the evil losers in life.

“I won’t call them ‘monsters’, because they would like that term. They would think that a great name.

“I will call them from now on ‘losers’, because that is what they are. They are losers. We will have more of them, but they are losers, just remember that.’

“Our society can have no tolerance for this continuation of bloodshed. We can’t stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people – and in today’s attack, it was mostly innocent children.

“The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever.

“This wicked ideology must be obliterated – and I mean completely obliterated – and the innocent life must be protected, all innocent lives. Life must be protected.

“The civilised nations must join together to protect human life and the sacred right of our citizens to live in safety and in peace.”