Trump Condemns ‘Slaughter’ Of Christians In Berlin

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December 19, 2016 6:35 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump sent his condolences Monday to the victims of an apparent terrorist attack at a Christmas market in Berlin and seemed to characterize the incident, where a truck driver killed at least 9 and injured many others after barreling into the crowd, as an act of the Islamic State.

“Our hearts and prayers are with the loved ones of the victims of today’s horrifying terror attack in Berlin,” Trump’s statement read. “Innocent civilians were murdered in the streets as they prepared to celebrate the Christmas holiday. ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad. These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners.”

Authorities were still investigating the attack and had not offered any motive.

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