Donald Trump horrified by ‘senseless’ New Zealand shooting – US stands by nation


The US President condemned the terrorists for “senselessly” murdering at least 49 people, and injuring another 48. In an early morning tweet, Mr Trump said: “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. “The US stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!”

Earlier, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that the United States strongly condemned the attack.

She said: “The United States strongly condemns the attack in Christchurch. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

“We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate.”

Mr Trump called for a ban on Muslims being allowed to enter the US during his run for president.

Once in office Mr Trump issued the order barring people from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the US for 90 days.

Mr Trump’s well wishes come as a man in his late 20s was charged with murder one the mass shooting and is due to appear in court tomorrow.

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has called it one of the the nation’s “darkest days”.



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