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Donald Trump Reacts To London's Attack With Promise To Wage War On Bloodshed

Donald Trump Reacts To London's Attack With Promise To Wage War On Bloodshed

US President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his commitment to wage war on terrorism in a reaction to the attack in London that left seven dead and 49 wounded.

Speaking at a fundraiser in Ford Theatre, President Trump said: "America sends our thoughts and prayers and our deepest sympathies to the victims of this evil slaughter and we renew our resolve, stronger than ever before, to protect the United States and its allies from a vile enemy that has waged war on innocent life, and it's gone on too long."

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President Trump added: "This bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end.

"As president, I will do what is necessary to prevent this threat from spreading to our shores and work every single day to protect the safety and security of our country, our communities and our people."

He also mentioned that he had been in contact with British Prime Minister Theresa May to offer his condolences and support in the wake of the terror attack.

It is Trump's first statement since Tweeting about the incident, calling for a stricter Travel Ban and harsher measures against terrorism.

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Trump has also criticised Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, by taking his comments heavily out of context.

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Khan had said that there was no reason to panic over the increased police force in England's capital since the attack. Khan's office has criticised Trump's comments for being 'ill-informed' and 'deliberately' misguided. He has gained significant support on Twitter, with a lot of criticism of Trump.

A spokesman for Mr Khan said: "The mayor is busy working with the police, emergency services and the Government to co-ordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack and provide leadership and reassurance to Londoners and visitors to our city.

"He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police - including armed officers - on the streets."

Trump has also cited the attack in London as a reason to take tougher measures.

The courts have continued to turn down Trump's call for another travel ban although he has 90 days to review the policies. However, Trump's call to action in the wake of London's terror attack has brought criticism that he is trying to use the tragedy to push his own agenda.

Source: Telegraph and CBS News

Featured Image Credit: Flickr

Topics: Donald Trump

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]