Tue, Oct 31, 2017: Trump on NYC terror: “another attack by a very sick and deranged person”

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to address the terror incident in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday in which eight people were killed and more than a dozen were injured.

“In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person,” Trump tweeted. “Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!”

In a follow-up tweet, Trump wrote: “We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!”

Also writing, “My thoughts, condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the New York City terrorist attack. God and your country are with you!”

According to a pool report, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president has been briefed on the incident by Chief of Staff John Kelly and will be continually updated as more details are known.

–People

Sat, June 3, 2017: Trump pledges support to Britain, touts travel ban after London terror attack

President Donald Trump touted his so-called travel ban Saturday in the wake of the London terror attacks, while also pledging assistance to Britain.

Without referring explicitly to London, Trump wrote on his personal account: “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”

Eight minutes later, he tweeted, “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!”

Thur, May 25, 2017: Trump unveils 9/11 memorial, vows unwavering fight against terrorism at NATO meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gather with NATO member leaders to pose for a family picture before the start of their summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

U.S. President Donald Trump told fellow NATO leaders on Thursday that the United States would never stop fighting terrorism, calling the Manchester attacks “savage” and “barbaric”.

While he also accused low-spending members of the alliance of owing “massive amounts of money” to NATO, Trump said he and allies would drive out militants and urged all nations to do the same.

“We will never waiver in our determination to defeat terrorism and achieve lasting security, prosperity and peace,” Trump said after unveiling a memorial to the Sept.11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington at the NATO headquarters.

“Terrorism must be stopped or … the horror you saw in Manchester and so many other places will continue forever,” Trump said, referring to Monday’s suicide bomb in the northern English city that killed 22 people, including children.

–Reuters, Robin Emmott, Gabriela Baczynska, Steve Holland

Tue, May 23, 2017: Trump speaks on Manchester bombing, calls attackers ‘evil losers’

The US president has condemned the “evil losers” behind Monday night’s attack on a pop concert in Manchester that claimed the lives of at least 22 people and injured scores more.

In remarks delivered alongside the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Donald Trump lambasted the “wicked ideology” behind the attack, going beyond what British police and politicians have thus far said in attributing responsibility for the bombing.

Trump used the Manchester attack to echo a message he has delivered in Saudi Arabia and Israel on his brief tour of the Middle East, calling on countries to root out terrorism.

–The Guardian, Peter Beaumont

Sun, May 21, 2017: In speech before Arab leaders, Trump urges Muslim nations to step up fight against terrorism, urges unity among religions

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their share to fight “Islamist extremism” on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups while urging unity among religions.

Trump, who generated controversy with his push to ban many Muslims from entering the United States, described the fight against terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilizations.

“This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it,” Trump will say in the speech, according to excerpts of the speech released by the White House. Continue reading “Sun, May 21, 2017: In speech before Arab leaders, Trump urges Muslim nations to step up fight against terrorism, urges unity among religions”

Mon, Feb. 6, 2017: Trump claims journalists are covering up terrorist attacks

President Trump on Monday asserted that the news media was playing down the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State, telling American military personnel that journalists were reluctant to report on the militant group’s attacks in Europe and “have their reasons” for failing to cover them.

Mr. Trump initially did not provide examples of a news media conspiracy to underplay terrorist attacks, and his comments appeared to ignore the vast amount of reporting on violence committed by the Islamic State and its supporters in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Later Monday night, the White House released a list of what it said were 78 attacks from September 2014 to December 2016 that were carried out or inspired by the Islamic State. The White House said that “most have not received the media attention they deserved.”

The list included the major attacks in Paris; Brussels; San Bernardino, Calif.; and Orlando, Fla., that dominated the news for weeks. Other attacks overseas, lesser known to Americans, received extensive local coverage, like a shooting in Zvornik, Bosnia, in April 2015 in which one police officer was killed and two others were wounded.

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Fri, Jan. 27, 2017: Trump signs executive order to keep ‘radical Islamic terrorists’ out of U.S.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that indefinitely suspends admissions for Syrian refugees and limits the flow of other refugees into the United States by instituting what the President has called “extreme vetting” of immigrants.

Titled “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” the executive order would start to make good on Trump’s promise to tighten borders and halt certain refugees from entering the United States.
The text of the order — in a break from drafts that had been circulating earlier this week — drops a longtime Trump campaign pledge to establish safe zones in Syria to give Syrian nationals displaced by the ongoing civil war in the country a place to relocate.

The order bars all persons from certain terror-prone countries from entering the United States for 90 days and suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days until it is reinstated “only for nationals of countries for whom” members of Trump’s Cabinet deem can be properly vetted. Continue reading “Fri, Jan. 27, 2017: Trump signs executive order to keep ‘radical Islamic terrorists’ out of U.S.”