Trump 'pledges support' after London Bridge attack leaves one dead

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
President Donald Trump condemned all horrific acts of violence on innocent people (PA)

Donald Trump has condemned the London Bridge Terror attack as a “horrific act of violence” - and pledged support to the UK.

The American president’s statement came after a terror attack unfolded in London Bridge on Friday afternoon.

The attack left one person dead, as well as several with knife injuries.

Police at the scene of an incident on London Bridge in central London.

The suspect, who was shot dead at the scene by police, was believed to have been wearing a hoax explosive device.

Mr Trump has been briefed on the situation, a White House official said.

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Spokesperson Judd Deere said: "President (Donald) Trump has been briefed on this morning's attack at the London Bridge and is monitoring the situation.

“The United States strongly condemns all horrific acts of violence on innocent people, and we pledge our full support to our ally, the United Kingdom."

Prime minister Boris Johnson said: “I’m being kept updated on the incident at London Bridge and want to thank the police and all emergency services for their immediate response.”

Armed police at the scene of an incident on London Bridge in central London following a police incident, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. British police said Friday they were dealing with an incident on London Bridge, and witnesses have reported hearing gunshots. The Metropolitan Police force tweeted that officers were “in the early stages of dealing with an incident at London Bridge.” (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Prominent Trump campaigner David Wohl has sparked controversy for comments over the latest terror attack in London.

He write: “If law-abiding Londoners could carry firearms legally, it probably wouldn't have happened.

"Amazing how bold the terrorists are when they know their victims will be unarmed."

Mr Trump has previously made comments on various stabbing incidents in London - and an ensuing feud with London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

In June of this year, Mr Trump publicly attacked London Mr Khan, and blamed him for London escalating violent crime rate.

He tweeted: ”He is a national disgrace who is destroying the City of London!”