Speaking at an event at Ford’s Theater Sunday night, President Trump vowed to “do what is necessary” to keep Islamic terror away from American shores.
“I have spoken with Prime Minister May and expressed our unwavering support for our allies in the United Kingdom and pledged that the United States will do everything in our power to assist the United Kingdom and its citizens as they work to protect their country and to bring those that are guilty to justice,” Trump said.
“America sends our thoughts our prayers and our deepest sympathies to the victims of this evil slaughter, and we renew our resolve, stronger than ever before, to protect the United States and its allies from a vile enemy that has waged war on innocent life and it’s gone on too long,” he continued.
“This bloodshed must end. This bloodshed will end. As president, I will do what is necessary to prevent this threat from spreading to our shores and work every single day to protect the security of our country, our communities and our people.”
The president stressed the need for his proposed travel ban after the London terror attacks on Saturday that left seven people dead and at least 48 others injured. The travel ban is currently held up in court.
“We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights,” Trump stated in the aftermath of Saturday’s attacks. “We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”