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BREAKING NEWS: President Trump brands Manchester suicide bomber an ‘evil loser’ and Putin offers to help Britain fight terrorists as world leaders react to the atrocity
- President Trump said America stands in solidarity with Britain following attack
- He avoided calling the attacker a ‘monster’, instead branding him an ‘evil loser’
- Validimir Putin vowed to boost cooperation with UK anti-terror efforts
- European leaders Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel condemned bombing
Mr Trump said the US stands in solidarity with Britain following the attack which killed at least 22 and injured 59 on Monday night.
President Donald Trump has condemned the terror attack in Manchester and branded the perpetrator and ‘evil loser’ as he said America stands in solidarity with Britain
Vladimir Putin has vowed to boost cooperation with UK anti-terror efforts in the wake of the atrocity which killed at least 22, including children
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron also condemned the attack and said they plan to speak with Theresa May
Police said on Tuesday morning that 22 people, including children, had been killed in the attack on Manchester Arena which also wounded 59.
The bomber, who has not yet been identified, is also among the dead.
Speaking from Bethlehem, where he is taking part in his first foreign trip since becoming President, Mr Trump said: ‘We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the UK.
‘So many young beautiful innocent people, they were murdered by evil losers.
‘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. And we will have more of them but they are losers, just remember that…
‘Our society can have no tolerance for this continuation of bloodshed. This evil ideology must be completely obliterated.’
First Lady Melania Trump also expressed her sympathies on Twitter, writing: ‘My thoughts and prayers to the families of #Manchester.’
In a statement issued through a state-backed news agency, Putin said: ‘We strongly condemn this cynical, inhumane crime.
Police say the bomber, who has not been identified, killed himself during the attack which took place at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena at around 10.30pm on Monday
Witnesses described seeing blood and body part everywhere as they left the arena, while the streets were swamped with medics and police treating the wounded
‘We hope that its masterminds will not escape the punishment they deserve.’
Russia was the site of a recent suicide bombing after Akbarzhon Jalilov blew himself up on the St Petersburg subway, killing 15 and wounding more than 60.
Macron voiced his ‘horror’ at the attack and said he plans to speak to British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Macron ‘learnt with horror and shock about the attack that occurred yesterday evening,’ his office said in a statement.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe condemned the attack as ‘the most cowardly terrorism’ that was aimed ‘specifically and knowingly’ at young people.
France has been the victim of a string of terror attacks, the most recent of which saw a policeman gunned down by an ISIS militant in Paris.
Melania Trump, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were among world leaders reacting to the attack
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also expressed shock and sorrow, promising to fight people who commit such inconceivable deeds.
‘This suspected terrorist attack will only strengthen our resolve to continue to work together with our British friends against those who plan and carry out such inhumane deeds,’ she said.
‘I assure the people of Britain: Germany stands at your side.’
In 2016, 11 civilians were killed in Berlin after a man pledging allegiance to ISIS drove a truck into a Christmas market in the city centre.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also offered their sympathies