President Trump on Tuesday, standing next to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in Bethlehem, offered his condolences for the victims in Monday night’s terrorist attack on the Ariana Grande concert in the UK, and went on to excoriate the attackers, to call those who attack the innocent, the “bad loser in life.”
Trump made the comments during a brief media address with Abbas. He began his remarks by saying that the United States stands in solidarity with the people in the UK, but then he took aim on the attacker.
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.”
Authorities in Manchester, meanwhile, said it appears at this point that it exploded, an attacker, an improvised explosive device at the concert. The death toll was raised to 22.
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 FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.