Trump offers condolences to French president over terrorist attack

Trump offers condolences to French president over terrorist attack


JANESVILLE, Wisc. — President Trump offered condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday night over the grisly suspected terrorist attack on a teacher who was beheaded near Paris.

“On behalf of the United States, I’d like to extend my sincere really sincere condolences to a friend of mine. President Macron of France, where they had just yesterday a vicious Islamic terrorist attack,” Mr. Trump said at a campaign rally here.

He called it “a horrible thing.”

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“We’ve been very very strong on radical Islamic terrorism,” Mr. Trump said, noting his ban on migrants from several predominantly Muslim countries. “France is having a hard time. Macron is a great guy, and I just want to say —whatever we can do.”

The suspect shot dead by police in France after the beheading of the history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee, authorities said Saturday.
France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said authorities investigating the killing of Samuel Paty on Friday arrested

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