US president offers condolences following New Zealand mosque terror attacks

Trump tweeted: “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 U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!”

By Sohaila Barghash

Even though the White House also condemned the attacks, they did not specify any details, rather, press secretary Sarah Sanders shared the White House’s grieve over the incident.

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

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

On the other hand, Ivanka Trump, the first daughter and advisor to the president expressed her concerns while mentioning the Muslim community and referring to the attack as it was, directed towards this specific group.

For instance she said, “49 innocent people were slaughtered in their place of worship during the terrorist attack on Christchurch Mosques. We join New Zealand and Muslim communities around the world in condemnation of this evil as we pray for the families of each victim and grieve together.”

The White House announced it will stay in touch with its embassy in New Zealand in order to get further updates and developments.

41 people were killed at the al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, 7 people died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, and 1 person died from their injuries in the hospital.


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