Trump on Manchester bombing: the terrorists are "evil losers"

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Bethlehem to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in hopes of restarting stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

Monday's attack outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena killed at least 22 people, including children, and was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb, Manchester Police said.

And a spokesman said: "The president reassured the Prime Minister that Americans stand with the people of the United Kingdom and that our resolve will never waver in the face of terrorism". "So many young, lovely innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life".

"Dozens of innocent people, lovely young children, savagely murdered, in this heinous attack upon humanity", he said. But that's what they are - they're losers. "Our society can have no tolerance for this continuation of bloodshed".

Trump is visiting Jerusalem and West Bank on the second part of his maiden foreign trip since taking office in January.

"The conflict is not between religions", he said.

President Donald Trump denounced the terrorists with one of the most damning insults in his political lexicon - loser. He met Monday evening with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who sat on stage with Trump as he delivered his remarks Tuesday at the Israel Museum.

Emphasising the need for a durable peace deal between Israel an Palestine the stability of the region, Trump promised all help to renew the long-stalled talks. "And let me say, the Israelis would love to have peace", Rubio said.

Trump said he won't refer to terrorists as monsters.

Macron said: 'My thoughts are with the British people, the victims and those close to them. We all know that. Trump also laid a wreath and spoke at a ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Both sides are wary of being accused of resisting Trump's peace efforts or being cast as obstructing the resumption of talks.

He reiterated the Palestinians' demands, including establishing a capital in East Jerusalem, insisting that "our problem is not with the Jewish religion, it's with the occupation and settlements, and with Israel not recognising the state of Palestine". "We are keen to keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbors from all walks of life".

He later traveled by helicopter to Jerusalem and, in remarks at President Reuven Rivlin's residence, launched another salvo against Iran, Israel's arch-enemy.

Trump also dodged any public talk of moving the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as he had promised during last year's election campaign.

While several small groups of Palestinians protests against the U.S. leaders visit demanding his intervention on the issue of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners, banners hailing the American President as "Man of Peace" were also seen around the city.

  • Zachary Reyes