Donald Trump said he spoke to New Zealand President after the “horrific” mosque attack.
US President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed concerns that the massacre by an apparent white supremacist in New Zealand indicates a dangerous trend.
Trump was asked if the killing of at least 49 people in two mosques in Christchurch by a man claiming that white people are being overwhelmed in their historic homelands demonstrates a rising problem around the world.
“I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.
“If you look what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s the case. I don’t know enough about it yet.”
Although Trump referred to the bloodbath as “horrific” and “terrible,” his comments downplaying the potentially wider threat were likely to face criticism. Trump has been repeatedly accused before of making comments that were at best insensitive and at worst racist when it comes to race relations and far-right movements.
The alleged gunman — identified as an Australian white nationalist — apparently livestreamed the assault on social media and published a manifesto filled with…
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