U.S president elect Donald Trump called the attacks this week in Berlin and Turkey as “terrible” on Wednesday and said that he has proven to be correct about his plans to implement strict rules on immigration and impose curbs on Muslims entering United States.
What’s going on is terrible, terrible , Trump told reporters, when questioned about the truck attack that killed 12 people and injured many at a Christmas market in Berlin and the killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey by a gunman in Ankara.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the Berlin killings though US officials say they had seen no evidence that the terrorist group had directed the attack.
Trump was asked by reporters outside his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm beach, Florida, if monday’s violence would effect his consideration of a ban on Muslims entering the United States or of a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.
“You know my plans. All along, I’ve been proven to be right. 100% correct. What’s happening is disgraceful,” Trump said on Wednesday.
Trump immediately blamed the Berlin attack on Islamic State and other Islamist militants who “continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad.”
Asked about his reference to Christians, the president-elect broadened his response on Wednesday, “It’s an attack on humanity, and it’s gotta be stopped.”
“What’s happening is disgraceful,” Trump said, adding that he has not talked to President Barack Obama since the Berlin and Ankara attacks.