ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Attack, Donald Trump Calls Them ‘Evil Losers’
We stand with England.
Pandemonium broke lose in Manchester, England last night after Ariana Grande fans heard a loud boom echo from Manchester Arena’s foyer. First confused about cause of the sound, thousands of screaming concertgoers – kids, teenagers, and adults – stampeded through Manchester Arena after realizing a bomb had gone off outside the venue. A presumed act of terror, Manchester officials rushed to the scene, advising crowds of people to keep running (past Victoria Station), reports the New York Times. Though authorities initially had no intel on who was responsible for the explosion, ISIS has come forward claiming responsibility for the attack.
While traveling through the Middle East, Donald Trump addressed the Manchester bombing while speaking at an event in Bethlehem with the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas.
“We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom. So many young, innocent people, living and enjoying their lives were murdered by evil losers in life.”
Trump continued saying, “I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them, from now on, losers – because that’s what they are, they’re losers. And we’ll have more of them. But they’re losers – remember that.”
Although No. 45 expressed his sentiment for the situation using the vocabulary of a 5th grader, we agree with his thoughts.
Shocked and shaken, Ariana Grande took to Twitter late last night to express her feelings, saying she feels, “broken.”
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
The blast killed 22 people, including two victims who have now been identified as Georgina Callander, a 18-year-old college student, and an eight-year-old girl named Saffie Rose Roussos, and injured 59 others.