- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 4, 2017

In the wake of another terrorist attack in London, President Trump said Sunday night he will do whatever it takes to prevent such carnage in the U.S., saying “this bloodshed must end.”

At a fundraising gala at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, Mr. Trump said he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May to express the “unwavering support” of the U.S. after terrorists killed seven people and wounded at least 48 others in London Saturday night. He called the episode an “evil slaughter.”

“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,” Mr. Trump said. “And it has gone on too long. 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.”

Referring to the London attacks, the president said the U.S. will do everything in its power to “bring those that are guilty to justice.”

“America sends our thoughts and prayers” to the United Kingdom, he said.

The attackers in London drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then stabbed people in a nearby neighborhood of restaurants and pubs. Police shot all three terrorists dead, and authorities have arrested about a dozen people in the ongoing investigation.

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