Published: Thu, November 02, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Trump responded to the NYC attack exactly like you thought he would

Trump responded to the NYC attack exactly like you thought he would

President Donald Trump on Wednesday spoke about tightening the already "extreme vetting process" to those who would like to migrate or travel to the USA after NY witnessed its worst terror attack since 9/11 that killed eight people and injured 11 others.

Trump's opening volley of tweets, late Tuesday afternoon, telegraphed all that's followed. Uzbekistan, a largely Muslim nation in central Asia, was not part of the ban.

ISIS supporters have been praising the deadly truck rampage in NY which killed eight people yesterday as law enforcement sources revealed the suspect left behind handwritten notes pledging loyalty to the terror group. And the White House confirmed Trump's tweet that the assailant, Sayfullo Saipov, entered the United States through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, which awards visas to vetted individuals randomly selected from countries where there is a low rate of immigration to the US.

Much has been made of the very different responses from President Donald Trump for the Las Vegas shooting that claimed 58 lives, when a gunman opened fire from above during the final act of a a country music festival, and the NY attack, where a driver plowed into a bike lane just before rush hour.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasco responded to Tuesday's attack: "This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them".

Five months later, a Tunisian asylum seeker who had pledged allegiance to Islamic State plowed a truck into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48. The FBI is investigating the case as a terrorist act. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. NY politicians and officials quickly labeled the incident a terror attack. "NOT IN THE U.S.A.!" his tweet read.

"Right now, our focus, as we've said over the last couple of days, has been on healing and uniting the country", Sander said from the White House briefing room.

"We also have to come up with punishment that's far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now", Trump told reporters. Terrorist attacks are fine as long as they suit Trump's agenda.

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