Trump Slams 'Evil Losers' Behind Manchester Terror Attack

President Trump appeared to be going for impact Tuesday when he said a terrorist attack that killed at least 22 people the previous night in Manchester, England, was carried out by "evil losers in life".

President Donald Trump pauses as he makes a statement on the terrorist attack in Manchester, after a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem. "They would think that's a great name".

"I won't call them monsters because they would like that term", he said, according to The Guardian. "But for the first time in many years - and, Mr. President, for the first time in my lifetime - I see a real hope for change". The bombing comes just days after President Trump had given a speech before the leaders of 50 Muslim-majority nations in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Muslims to do more to fight terrorism.

"So many young, attractive innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life", Trump said, echoing the theme he presented during his meetings with Arab leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Trump is now visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of his first foreign trip since taking office.

Security was tight for Trump's journey to Bethlehem, a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem but located across Israel's separation wall.

On Monday, Palestinians also held a general strike in support of the prisoners. We are united against terrorism.

Trump and Abbas met earlier this month at the White House.

Netanyahu must deal with opposition from rightist elements within his coalition who oppose any steps towards a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict. Palestinians say the barrier is a land grab because it slices off 10 percent of the West Bank.

The status of Jerusalem is ultra-sensitive and has been among the most hard issues in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, stalled since April 2014. He'll then head to Rome for a meeting Wednesday at the Vatican with Pope Francis.

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