White House, Trump, Clinton Weigh In on Turkey Massacre
The White House has condemned the attacks at Ataturk Airport in Turkey, supporting a unified front against terrorism around the world.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement: "Ataturk International Airport, like Brussels Airport which was attacked earlier this year, is a symbol of international connections and the ties that bind us together.
"Our deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those killed, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured. We remain steadfast in our support for Turkey, our NATO ally and partner, along with all of our friends and allies around the world, as we continue to confront the threat of terrorism."
The 2016 presidential candidates also commented on the matter.
At a rally in Ohio, Donald Trump had this reaction to the bombings.
Following the carnage Tuesday night, he tweeted: "Folks, there's something going on that's really, really bad. Alright? It's bad. And we better get smart, and we better get tough. Or were not gonna have much of a country left, OK?”
He was the first to politician to tweet about the attacks, saying:
Yet another terrorist attack, this time in Turkey. Will— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2016
the world ever realize what is going on? So sad.
We must do everything possible to keep this horrible terrorism outside the United States.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton tweeted: "All Americans stand united with the people of turkey against this campaign of hatred and violence."
"All Americans stand united with the people of Turkey against this campaign of hatred and violence." —Hillary pic.twitter.com/QmSccJvcV0— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 28, 2016
The attacks killed 41 people and wounded 147 on Tuesday night when three suicide bombers entered the airport, Turkey's largest, and blew themselves up.