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Trump blames for terrorists murders in Turkey, Berlin

President-elect, Donald Trump, left, Stephen Miller, senior advisor to President-elect, Donald Trump, second from right, and the chief of staff of Reince Priebus, right, speaking of the Mar-a-Lago resort, where Trump is taking meetings in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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PALM BEACH, Fla. – Without backing up his claim, President-elect, Donald Trump is blaming Islamic terrorism for the deadly violence in Turkey and Germany, and swear again to eradicate their regional and global networks.

The authorities in both countries were still being investigated Monday at Trump issued a few statements of condemnation of the incidents. The White House had already described the episode in the center of Berlin, where a truck rammed into shoppers at a christmas market, a clear terrorist attack.

Trump called the brutal shooting of the Russian ambassador in Turkey as he attended a photo exhibition “a violation of all the rules of the civilized order.” He added that a “radical Islamic terrorist” had murdered a diplomat, Andrei Karlov.

Turkish authorities that the gunman as Mevlüt Mert Altintas, a member of Ankara’s riot police squad, and said that he was later killed in a shootout with the police. Altintas shouted in Turkish about the Syrian city of Aleppo, and also shouted “Allahu akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.”

In Berlin, where at least 12 people were killed, Trump said that the Islamic State group and other Islamist terrorists constantly the slaughter of Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad.”

He added that these terrorists and their regional and global networks “should disappear from the face of the earth” and promised to carry out the mission with “all freedom-loving partners.”

Trump’s transition team did not respond to requests for a statement of the sources for his claims of terrorist involvement.

He Later tweeted: “Today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany — and it only gets worse. The civilized world must change the thinking!”

In Zurich, police said three people were injured when a gunman opened fire in the prayer room of the mosque frequented by Somali immigrants.

Trump promised during the election campaign to go after the Islamic State group, but has repeatedly refused to fill in the public on his plan.

His statements came at the end of the day he was officially elected as the chairman of the electoral commission, clearing the way for his Jan. 20 inauguration. Trump also announced its candidate for secretary of the Army on Monday and held a round transition of the meetings.

He expects that additional transition meetings in Palm Beach, Florida, estate on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The selection of Army veteran and fellow New Yorker Vincent Viola to be his Army secretary will be an other billionaire in a leading role in the new government. Viola, a West Point graduate who joins a list of persons with a military background already bound for the Cabinet. Trump’s picks for the minister of defense, homeland security, the secretary, the national security advisor and deputy national security adviser, are retired military.

Viola was the first member of his family to study. He was trained as an Airborne Ranger infantry officer, and served in the 101st Airborne Division. A lawyer, he started several businesses, became a billionaire and bought the Florida Panthers hockey team for $250 million in 2013.

Trump has already tapped a number of wealthy businessmen for jobs, including fast food executive Andy Puzder secretary for the Ministry of Labour, the billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for Trade, financier Steven Mnuchin for the Treasury and Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn as his top economic advisor.

Trump still has plenty of other items to fill in, including the US trade representative. Among the people he met on Monday at his Mar-a-Lago estate was Robert Lighthizer, a deputy U.S. trade representative in the Reagan administration, Trump’s assistants said.

Trump is spending the run-up to Christmas with his family.

The president-elect also had dinner Saturday in the Florida club with the Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, a surprising development given Asset is the hard criticism of Smart during the presidential elections. Slim is a major investor in The New York Times, that is also a frequent Asset of purpose.

Also not Smart to save Trump, who has made criticism of Mexicans and promised to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico to stop illegal immigration.

Representatives for Trump and Smart confirmed the dinner, which for the first time Monday was reported by The Washington Post.

People have been informed about the meeting said that it was arranged to open a friendly communication between the entrepreneurs. The dinner was arranged by the former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who remains close to the president-elect, after Lewandowski quiet visited Slim in Mexico City earlier this month.

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