On Tuesday, President Donald Trump spoke out against the Machester terror attacks, calling the perpetrators “losers,” as he denounced terrorists world wide. He said that the global community must ban together to fight terrorism saying, “This wicked ideology must be obliterated.”
He graciously extended his condolences to those who have lost loved ones or were injured in the terror attack. President Trump said that the United States standings “in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.”
The attack occurred at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester arena, which resulted in the death of 22 people, which included some children.
Manchester police have been investigating the incident and now believe that the explosion occurred after a lone suspect carried a bomb into the arena.
President Trump acknowledged the attack was a particularly heartbreaking event as it targeted “so many young beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives.”
He went on to say that the perpetrators are “losers, and we’ll have more of them, but they’re losers, just remember that.”
“Our society can have no tolerance for this continuation of bloodshed. We cannot stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people. And in today’s attack it was mostly innocent children. The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever,” Trump said.
As many as 400 police were deployed overnight, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said early Tuesday. He added that residents should expect to see more armed officers on the streets.
“The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity,” he said.
If confirmed as a terror incident, it would be the deadliest attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings, which killed 52 people.