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Trump brands killer 'a loser' as he stands in solidarity with UK

By Andrew Woodcock

US President Donald Trump condemned the suicide bomber responsible for the Manchester arena atrocity as an "evil loser".

Mr Trump vowed America's "absolute solidarity" with the UK and said that the time had come for the "wicked ideology" behind the attack to be "completely obliterated".

The President's words came as he visited Bethlehem during a visit to the Middle East.

Speaking at a Press conference alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Mr Trump said: "I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families - so many families - of the victims. We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom."

Mr Trump said: "So many young, beautiful, innocent people, living and enjoying their lives, murdered by the evil losers in life.

"I won't call them 'monsters', because they would like that term. They would think that a great name.

"I will call them from now on 'losers', because that is what they are. They are losers. We will have more of them, but they are losers, just remember that."

Mr Trump added: "Our society can have no tolerance for this continuation of bloodshed.

"We can't stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people - and in today's attack it was mostly innocent children.

"The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever.

"This wicked ideology must be obliterated... and the innocent life must be protected, all innocent lives.

"Life must be protected.

"The civilised nations must join together to protect human life and the sacred right of our citizens to live in safety and in peace."

President Abbas also offered his condolences to the "British Prime Minister and the British people".

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