What Manchester illustrates about the Right and Left response to terrorist attacks

What Manchester illustrates about the Right and Left response to terrorist attacks

A side-by-side comparison of President Donald Trump’s response to the Manchester Arena terrorist attack and President Barack Obama’s response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando reveals much about the differences between how the Left and Right perceive acts of terror.

Trump addressed the tragedy in the United Kingdom that claimed 22 lives and left 59 injured yesterday, saying in no uncertain terms that the perpetrators were “losers in life”:

So many young, beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won’t 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.

Here’s the video of his remarks:

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Compare those comments with those of Obama in the eighth year of his presidency in the wake of the Pulse Nightclub shooting carried out by an Islamic extremist. While conceding that the event was an “act of terror,” Obama went on to say the federal government had reached “no definitive judgment on the precise motivations of the killer.” Obama also added that he directed authorities to “spare no effort to determine what — if any — inspiration or association this killer may have had with terrorist groups.”

As you view the video of his comments, which follows, notice that he also used the incident to bring up gun laws in the United States, calling the shooting a “reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub. And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.”

This report, by Steve Birr, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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