‘Evil Losers’: President Trump Condemns Manchester Terrorist Attack

Donald Trump took a moment out of his tour of the Middle East to address the catastrophic terrorist attack in Manchester, England last night. Speaking during a press conference in Bethlehem with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, President Trump offered a brief statement condemning the attack, calling the perpetrators “evil losers.” “I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and their families.” said Trump. “So many young beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life.” The president continued in his own unique way. “I wont call them monsters, because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them, from now on, losers because that’s what they are, they’re losers, and we’ll have more of them, but they’re losers. Just remember that.” The death Continue reading "‘Evil Losers’: President Trump Condemns Manchester Terrorist Attack"

Freelance Writer Gets Tons of Twitter Backlash for Tasteless Ariana Grande Jokes

Much of Twitter was in a stunned state of mourning as news spread about the terrorist attack outside of an Ariana Grande concert that left at least 19 dead in Manchester, England late Monday night. One user, however, figured the time was right for mockery–even as the horrific situation was still unfolding and the extent of the violence not yet clear. Freelance “reporter” David Leavitt tweeted the following just as the news broke: The site’s users swiftly took Leavitt to task:

‘From the Bottom of My Heart…’: Ariana Grande Tweets After Attack Outside Concert Arena

Ariana Grande tweeted a brief message to her followers hours after the horrific attack at Manchester Arena where she was performing earlier tonight: The attack left 19 dead and over 50 injured. It is being treated as an act of terrorism and it’s believed it may have been a suicide bombing. TMZ is reporting that Grande is suspending the rest of her world tour. [featured image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Shep Smith Scolds James Woolsey for Criticizing Obama in Response to Manchester Attack

James Woolsey, former CIA director and one-time Trump adviser, wasted no time before using the apparent terrorist attack in Manchester, England as an excuse to criticize the policies of Barack Obama. Speaking with Fox News’ Shepard Smith, Woolsey said:
“Things are kind of coming to a head. I think the radical Islamists–and I would call them that–have decided to pick up the pace with the terrorist attacks and I think we’ll probably see some more. And we now have a president who is pretty straightforward that he is at war with them. He is not going to soft-pedal that. He calls them evil. And we haven’t had a situation like that. We did not have, in the eight years of the Obama administration, a president who wanted to fight and win a war–“
At this point, Smith interjected, noting that President Obama had, in fact, “fought a number Continue reading "Shep Smith Scolds James Woolsey for Criticizing Obama in Response to Manchester Attack"

‘It Was All Children With Just a Parent With Them’: Witnesses Describe Harrowing Scene at Manchester Arena

A man who attended the Ariana Grande concert where an alleged terrorist attack left at least 19 dead in Manchester, England spoke with Fox NewsTucker Carlson. Chris Pawley described the scene immediately prior to the explosion. He said:
“As we left, there were so many just young children in there, and teenagers, and in the foyer where the explosion took place as I was walking through I said to my partner–there was–lots of parents stood there and I said, ‘Look at them all waiting for their kids’ because I’d never seen it like that before, like so many people, so obviously they were waiting for their children to come out. So they would have been the people–well they were the people because 20 seconds later as I was walking to the steps, that’s when it went off.”
Asked by Carlson about the general age of the concertgoers, Continue reading "‘It Was All Children With Just a Parent With Them’: Witnesses Describe Harrowing Scene at Manchester Arena"

Krauthammer: ISIS Has Succeeded in Spreading Terror, Even if Manchester Explosion Wasn’t an Attack

As Fox News reported on the deadly explosion in Manchester, UK, Charles Krauthammer remarked that the incident shows how much of an impact extremist terrorism has had on society. Krauthammer was speaking with Martha MacCallum as they went over the explosion which left at least 19 people dead and scores more injured at an Ariana Grande concert. The syndicated columnist noted many people in Europe have been put on edge due to the recent acts of violence and terror that have taken place around the continent in recent months. “Even if this was an accident, in some sense it’s a success and a fact of the terror war,” Krauthammer said. “Not that there hasn’t been stampedes before the era of terror, but it’s the first thing people think about in these attacks, and I think it contributes to the fact that Continue reading "Krauthammer: ISIS Has Succeeded in Spreading Terror, Even if Manchester Explosion Wasn’t an Attack"

Trump Reportedly Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Publicly Push Back Against FBI Probe

Trump A new report states that President Trump asked top intelligence leaders to join him in publicly denying that his presidential campaign coordinated with the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. The Washington Post reports that Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Michael S. Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency, were both asked by Trump to “push back” against the FBI after James Comey announced that a collusion investigation was underway. Trump’s request reportedly came after the former FBI director confirmed the probe before the House Intelligence Committee, and both Coats and Rogers declined Trump’s requests. From WaPo:
Trump made his appeal to Coats days after Comey’s testimony, according to officials. That same week, Trump telephoned Rogers to make a similar appeal. In his call with Rogers, Trump urged the NSA director to speak out publicly if there was no evidence of collusion, according Continue reading "Trump Reportedly Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Publicly Push Back Against FBI Probe"