President Trump said the U.S. stood in "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and slammed the "evil losers" behind Monday night's apparent terrorist attack in Manchester, England.
At least 22 people are dead in what police are calling an individual's suicide bomber attack after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. 59 people were injured, and many of the casualties were children.
Trump, speaking in the West Bank on Tuesday alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, offered condolences to the victims.
"So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life," Trump said. "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. They're losers, and we'll have more of them, but they're losers. Just remember that."
Although Trump pointed to multiple people in his remarks, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that security services believed they had identified the killer but were not sure if he acted alone or not.
Theresa May say security services believe they've identified Manchester attacker. But unsure if he acted alone or as part of a wider group.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) May 23, 2017
Trump, who is in the midst of his first overseas trip as president, spoke on Sunday in Saudi Arabia about the global fight against terrorism, and he said Tuesday that there could be no tolerance of continued bloodshed.
"The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever," he said. "This wicked ideology must be obliterated—and I mean completely obliterated—and the innocent life must be protected … All civilized nations must join together to protect human life and the sacred right of our citizens to live in safety and in peace."