Monday 20 August 2018

New Yorkers' reaction puts Trump to shame

The people got on with life but the President played straight into Isil's hands, writes Shona Murray

US president Donald Trump.
US president Donald Trump.

Shona Murray

On Halloween night, following the heinous attack by Sayfullo Saipov who killed eight people and injured 13 others, New Yorkers responded by getting on with their evening's plans.

Parents took their children trick-or-treating in and around Lower Manhattan and proceeded undeterred to the annual Greenwich Village parade - albeit with a dramatically increased security presence.

They were encouraged by New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who said: "People should go about their business knowing that the NYPD is out in force."

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