Why Trump Won't Refer to Concert Attacker as 'Monster'

'They would like that term'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2017 4:41 AM CDT
Updated May 23, 2017 6:10 AM CDT
In Bethlehem, Trump Slams 'Losers' Behind Concert Attack
President Trump delivers a statement following his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

President Trump visited the West Bank city of Bethlehem Tuesday, where he condemned the "losers" behind Monday night's horrific terrorist attack in Manchester. "So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won't call them monsters because they would like that term," Trump said, per CNN. "They're losers, and we'll have more of them, but they're losers, just remember that." Trump, standing alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, called for terrorists to be "driven out from our society forever," the AP reports. "This wicked ideology must be obliterated," he said.

"We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom," said Trump. Abbas also sent his "warmest condolences" to the British people. Trump, who's on the final day of his visit to the Middle East, also spoke of his hopes for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians that he said could "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East," the BBC reports. "I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the lsraelis and the Palestinians," he said. "And I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal." Trump was scheduled to speak at Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial later Tuesday before flying to Rome for the next leg of his foreign trip, reports Reuters. (More President Trump stories.)

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