President Trump on Tuesday—standing beside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem—offered his condolences to the victims in Monday night’s terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert in the U.K., and went on to excoriate the attacker, calling those who attack the innocents “evil losers in life.”
Trump made the remarks during a brief media address with Abbas. He began his remarks by saying the U.S. stands in solidarity with the people of the U.K., but then he took aim at the attacker.
“So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life,” Trump said. “I won’t call them (attackers) 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.”
The White House said Trump was being kept updated on the attacks in Manchester, England, by his national security team.