WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Sunday called the London attacks an “evil slaughter” and said the United States would do everything it could in its power to assist the United Kingdom to bring those responsible to justice.
“This bloodshed must end. This bloodshed will end,” Trump said in brief remarks after a gala event at Ford’s Theater in Washington.
Here’s Obama, a couple years ago:
Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the Paris terror attacks, calling them an “outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians” and pledging the U.S. government’s assistance to France.
“This is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share,” Obama said in a statement delivered in the White House Briefing Room.
In this century alone, the US and UK have helped destroy two largely secular, multicultural regimes that had stood as bulwarks against the kind of Islamic extremism peddled by our allies, Saudi Arabia: Iraq and Libya. A third such country, Syria, has been the target of an ongoing regime change war in which the West and Saudis are openly backing al Qaeda allies and other extremists. This bipartisan policy of fostering extremism for geopolitical ends was also used in Afghanistan, where a thoroughly secular regime was overthrown by Islamic extremists armed, paid and organized by the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.