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!”
Trump statement on NYC terror attack pic.twitter.com/aCY5qo5Ffc
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) October 31, 2017
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.