Almost immediately after a presumed terrorist drove a car at high speed through a group of people in Barcelona, Spain today, killing at least thirteen, Donald Trump took to Twitter to condemn the terrorist act.
When a white supremacist drove a car at high speed through a group of people in America last week, killing one, Trump was silent on whether he considered the act to be terrorism and repeatedly blamed “both sides” for violence. He defended his slow response to reporters several days later.
“When I make a statement, I like to be correct. I want the facts. This event just happened. In fact, a lot of the event didn’t even happen yet, as we were speaking. This event just happened. Before I make a statement, I need the facts. So I don’t want to rush into a statement. So making the statement when I made it was excellent.”