Friday morning, a terrorist attack that left three people dead on London Bridge shocked the globe, and set off yet another discussion of extremism and Islamaphobia. The president is pretty keen on Islamaphobia, and so any opportunity to interject into a situation that relates to crimes perpetuated by Muslims, Trump jumps at.
— Josh Soane (@josh_soane) November 29, 2019
Two people were knifed to death this morning, but the president thinks his two-sense are so needed in this situation that he can’t just sit this one out. Instead, he offered the United States’ support. The White House statement reads:
“President Trump has been briefed on this morning’s attack at the London Bridge and is monitoring the situation.”
So inspiring in these troubled times that there are people brave and selfless enough to risk their lives and intervene to save others. Such a wonderful response to those who want to divide us. #LondonBridge
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) November 29, 2019
The White House statement continues:
“The United States strongly condemns all horrific acts of violence on innocent people, and we pledge our full support to our ally, the United Kingdom.”
"My heart goes out… to everybody who has been affected by today's terrible and mindless events"
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick says "we must emerge stronger still from this tragedy", confirming 2 dead and 3 injured after London Bridge attack https://t.co/6ntnD2BqJu pic.twitter.com/A8G46RMY06
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 29, 2019
The terrorist attack happened during a criminal justice event at a place called Fishmonger’s Hall at around 2:00pm London time. According to a BBC report:
Dozens of people were in attendance, including students from Cambridge University and former prisoners.
— Laura cufc (@laurabarr38) November 29, 2019
The university said it was “gravely concerned” about reports of its students and staff being caught up in the attack and was urgently seeking further information.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on this afternoon’s incident at London Bridge. pic.twitter.com/PGVtmcFh42
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) November 29, 2019
Ms Dick said police were working at “full tilt” to understand what had happened and whether anyone else was involved.
Officers were still working to identify the dead, she said.
— Waine Lasikiewicz (@waine_las) November 29, 2019