On Tuesday afternoon, a terrorist attack occurred in New York City. A man driving a Home Depot rental truck near the World Trade Center rammed into several people including bicyclists and a school bus.
At least 8 people were killed in the accident and at least a dozen were injured. The suspect, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, entered the U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010 under the "Diversity Visa Lottery Program."
Because the attack was similar to other acts of terrorism and because Saipov reportedly yelled "allahu akbar" when he ran out of the car, it is being reported as a terrorist attack. Yesterday, President Trump spoke out about law enforcement, ISIS, and the victims involved.
In his initial thoughts on Twitter, President Trump called the attacker a "very sick and deranged person." He then said that we must "not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!"
On early Wednesday morning, the president took to Twitter again. This time, he talked about a solution and a harsh warning in light of the attack.
He talked about the "Diversity Visa Lottery Program" that was introduced in 1990 by Sen. Chuck Schumer. President Trump has often said that the program does not serve the best interest of the American people and that it should be replaced with a merit-based immigration system. He said that the attack is an example of that.
Following President Trump's statements, Chuck Schumer took to Twitter to fight back.
He said, "I guess it's not too soon to politicize a tragedy." Schumer was referring to the GOP members who called out Democrats for politicizing the Las Vegas tragedy with gun control topics too soon after the attack.
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