President Trump Calls Manchester Arena Attackers ‘Losers’

BETHLEHEM — President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed those behind the Manchester attack as “evil losers” and reiterated his call to drive out terrorists.

“I extend my 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,” Trump said, in his first comment on the Monday night attack at a concert Manchester, England.

Monday’s attack outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena killed at least 22 people, including children, and was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb, Manchester Police said.

While police believe the suspect was acting alone, investigations are ongoing to establish if he was part of a network.

Trump said: “So many young beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won’t call them 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,” he added.

Trump delivered his remarks alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, where the two men met to advance peace talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Abbas also expressed his “warm condolences” to the victims of the attack and to the British people.

Trump called on all countries to unite in the fight against terrorism and proclaimed: “This wicked ideology must be obliterated.”

“Our society can have no tolerance for this continuation of bloodshed. We cannot 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,” Trump said.

Trump spoke to British Prime Minister Theresa May about the attack, the White House said, expressing condolences and assistance on behalf of the US.

As many as 400 police were deployed overnight, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said early Tuesday. He added that residents should expect to see more armed officers on the streets.

“The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity,” he said.

If confirmed as a terror incident, it would be the deadliest attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings, which killed 52 people.

22 comments

  • TOMTOM

    Trump is bowing and curtseying his way through the Middle East. Sure he wasn’t involved in this to take the heat off him here in the States. Hmmmmmm. He is a Genius.

    • motmot

      Is curtseying even a real word? My God tomtom, where did you pull that one from? I thought me and Grandma taught you better. Carey Fisher would be very disappointed in you right now if it was for Joe Paterno…

  • Joe Smith

    Is this the same “Trump” who claimed that Saudi Arabia did 9/11, but who then went to Riyadh, slobbered all over the barbarous monarch and sold him $150 billion worth of new weapons?

    • Je

      Why? Because it came out of Trumps mouth of course. Didn’t you know that Trump is the root of all evil and surely this is his fault. Wink, wink

  • Silverfish Imperetrix

    She’s another America hater. Remember “I hate America. I hate Americans.” in the donut shop?

  • Joe Smith

    There’s nothing worse than a copycat killer. The deragged killer probably saw what Chumpster fraudster is doing to people in Syria, Ira and Yemen, and then felt compelled to duplicate it in the “West” somewhere.

    • Silverfish Imperetrix

      What about all of the muslim terror attacks before PRESIDENT TRUMP took office? You’re an idiotic loser on a good day.

      • Joe Smith

        Thanks for calling me names. How does Trump’s killing of civilians in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, all of which killings are illegal and immoral, do anything to deter “terrorism”? Trump, who has betrayed his supporters, is making everything worse. The way to stop terrorism is to not participate in it in the first place. Russia is trying to create stability, and the corrupt U.S. government is trying to create chaos.

      • Joe Smith

        BTW, just to clue you in, just after WW2, the “West” was generally well liked and respected in the Arab/Islamic world. It wasn’t until after Israel was created and the corrupt West started taking sides in other peoples’ disputes, interfering and overthrowing governments, propping up dictators, arming terrorists etc. that we all of a sudden had a problem with blowback, i.e., “terrorism”.

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        Umm, the muslims aligned themselves with the Nazis YEARS before Israel was created (now there’s a marraige made in Heaven, eh?), and the ‘Palestinians’ are a fake people from a fake nation. It never existed. As far as us supporting Israel, it’s only about .05 of the land in the whole muslim-controlled Middle East, surrounded by hostile nations, and the U.N. helped create Israel due to slaughter of the Jews by the Nazis. America defends the freedom of may peoples, not just the Israelis. As far as blaming President Trump for muslim terror, I didn’t call you a name…I stated a fact about you.

      • Joe Smith

        I’ll state a fact about you: If you can’t see that “Moslem terrorism” is the natural result of brutal Western imperialism, which you apparently can’t, then you’re the imbecile here Junior, not me.
        Now they’ve identified the Manchester “suicide bomber” as Salman Abedi, who has family ties to Libya, the country destroyed by the U.S. and UK.
        No doubt the bombing was an act of revenge for the murderous destruction of Libya by the U.S. and UK governments.

  • Lance

    The next muslim that complains on tv about how they are treated in the media movies etc. Should just shut up and take a good look at their own communities. And no amount of tolerance from those bleeding hearts will ever change the deranged sick minds of radical islamic extremists!

    • GTX

      I agree. They need a taste of little john and fat boy. See how they like that. Children no less. What is wrong with those people.

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