Saturday 20 January 2018

Watch: Donald Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester terror attack

The US president spoke at a news conference in Bethlehem during a visit to the Middle East.

By Nilima Marshall

Donald Trump has condemned those responsible for the Manchester terrorist atrocity as “evil losers”.

The US president’s words came as he visited Bethlehem during a trip to the Middle East.

Speaking at a press conference alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Trump said: “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.”

He added: “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.”

The attack at Manchester Arenas following an Ariana Grande concert left 22 people dead and 59 injured.

Press Association

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