President Trump: Manchester Attackers Are “Losers”

Trump refuses to call attackers “monsters” saying they would take pride in that.

President Donald Trump slammed the attack, saying that terrorists were “losers.”

“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. “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. This wicked ideology must be obliterated.”

Trump said the thoughts and prayers of the American people were with the victims and their loved ones in Manchester.

Trump, citing a weekend address in Saudi Arabia where he had called on nations to “drive out” terrorists, said that the world must “obliterate this evil ideology and protect and defend our citizens and people of the world.”

“All civilized nations must be united in this effort,” he said. “This trip is focused on that goal, bringing nations together around the goal of defeating the terrorism that threatens the world and crushing the hateful ideology that drives it so hard and seems to be driving it so fast.”

Trump Offers Support

Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May, the White House said.

“The two leaders agreed that this attack, which targeted teenage children and their friends at a joyous event, was particularly wanton and depraved,” the White House said in a statement.

“The president reassured the prime minister that Americans stand with the people of the United Kingdom and that our resolve will never waiver in the face of terrorism. He offered American aid in the United Kingdom’s investigation and vowed to continue the mutual fight against terrorism.”

The situation is being closely monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies.

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