Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States:
I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila. We’re closely monitoring the situation and I will continue to give updates if anything happens during this period of time. But it is really very sad as to what’s going on throughout the world with terror. Our thoughts and our prayers are with all of those affected.
What? A terrorist attack in Manila?
US intel official: Pres. Trump “was freelancing” with the terrorism declaration and “a laugh went up in the Situation Room” when he made it.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 1, 2017
A masked gunman stormed a hotel-casino complex in the Philippine capital early Friday, shooting up a TV screen, torching gambling tables and stuffing a backpack with casino chips before fleeing, authorities said….A guard was shot during the melee but survived, and more than 70 others suffered mostly minor injuries in a stampede to get away from the gunman, who was wielding an assault rifle.
Within three hours of the violence at the complex near Manila’s airport, police said that they uncovered no ties to terrorism and suggested the motive could have been robbery.
Roger that. As usual, Trump was just making stuff up.