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Trump condemns 'evil losers' who carried out Manchester concert attack

Trump condemns 'evil losers' who carried out Manchester concert attack

President Donald Trump is expressing solidarity with the United Kingdom in the wake of a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, condemning the "evil losers" behind the blast.

"The terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out from our society forever", said Trump, speaking after a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

"So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers", he said in Bethlehem while standing next to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. He wouldn't go as far as calling the perpetrators "monsters", he said, because they would probably "think that's a great name".

"I will call them from now on "losers", because that is what they are. They are ready to reach for peace", Trump said. The prime minister, who had a frosty relationship with Trump's predecessor, leapt to his feet when the president declared Tuesday that his administration "will always stand with Israel". With his trip, Trump is trying to build an alliance with Israel and the Sunni Muslim countries he met with in Saudi Arabia, all unified against ISIS and other terrorist groups and also against Iran.

He called the Islamist militants "evil losers" on Tuesday during a visit to Bethlehem, Palestine. On a visit to the Yad Vashem memorial, the president and first lady Melania Trump laid a wreath on a stone slab under which ashes from some of those killed in concentration camps are buried. Palestinians say the barrier is a land grab because it slices off 10 percent of the West Bank.




He became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site in the Israeli-annexed east of the city. After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Trump will head to the Vatican, and to Brussels and Italy for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings.

Today's tragic events raised the question why?

Watch Trump's comments below.

"So you have another story wrong", he told reporters.

"I also look forward to working closely with you to advance peace in our region, because you have noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners", Netanyahu said. Their talks came with hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17, which Abbas referred to in his remarks after meeting Trump.


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