Following the Manchester attacks, President Trump on Sunday issued stern words meant to protect the United States and its allies from what he deemed as “a vile enemy that has waged war on innocent life.”
“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,” he said in a speech at the Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala, stating also that the United States will do everything in its power to “bring those that are guilty to justice.”
Trump has faced a backlash of criticism recently for his tweets directed at the mayor of London, who had seemed unalarmed by the attacks, speaking in a BBC interview. Trump’s response to mayor Sadiq Khan warned that the attacks will “only get worse” if we don’t “stop being politically correct.”
“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” Trump tweeted. According to the Washington Examiner, Mayor Khan’s comment had bee taken out of context.
In the same speech, Trump stressed that America sends its thoughts and prayers to the victims of the attacks. See a clip of his speech here:
Trump continued with his stern message, speaking before an audience at the Gala. “We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.”
Over the weekend, Trump also used the Manchester attacks to revitalize his position on imposing a travel ban in an effort to curb unwanted visitors. “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough,” he tweeted Saturday. “We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”
Please pray for the victims of the Manchester attacks.