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