Manchester terror attack: Trump calls attacker “angry loser in life”; offering sympathy for the victims

President Trump on Tuesday, standing next to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem—bat in the suicide bomber behind a deadly attack in Manchester hours earlier.

Trump spoke on Tuesday, after a suicide bomber killed 22 injured, and 59 at a concert of pop singer Ariana Grande. The President offered his condolences to the victims and said those who attack the innocent, the “bad loser in life.”

To life “So many young, beautiful, innocent people and to enjoy their lives, murdered by the evil loser in life.”

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To life “So many young, beautiful, innocent people and to enjoy their lives, murdered by the evil loser in life,” Trump said. “I’m not going to call you (the attacker) monsters, because you want to that term. You would think that is a great name. I call you from now on loser, because that’s what you are, you are a loser.”

So sad to hear about this ? RIP Gina ?

— Joe Sugg (@Joe_Sugg) On May 23, 2017

Trump’s remarks came during a brief media address with Abbas. He began with the statement of the United States stands in solidarity with the people in the UK, but then he took aim on the attacker.

“The terrorists and extremists and those who must be of help and comfort, driven by our society to always” Trump said. “This evil ideology has to be wiped out.”

Authorities in Manchester, meanwhile, said it seems, there was an attacker, exploded an improvised explosive device at the concert. Although social-media accounts linked have praised ISIS, the attack has so far been no clear claim of responsibility.

It is not immediately clear whether the unknown man acted alone, but the attackers apparently died at the scene, police said. Around 400 officers were working overnight to facilitate the investigation.

Several law enforcement authorities are investigating the explosion, and they treat the incident as a “terrorist attack.”

Trump was in Bethlehem meeting with Abbas. One of Abbas’ top aides, said that “this visit will process the way for a revival of the peace.”

The White house has played down the prospects for a breakthrough on the peace process, while the trump card of the visit, his first trip abroad as President.

Edmund DeMarche is a news editor for Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.

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