Donald Trump on Paris shooting: ‘what can you say? It just never ends’

April 21, 2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump looks up during a meeting about healthcare at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The United States President Trump sent his condolences to the French people Thursday after a possible terror attack in Paris, calling it a “terrible thing” and warning that the world has to be strong and vigilant in the face of the terror threat.

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President Donald Trump said. “It looks like another terrorist attack and what can you say? It just never ends,”

Donald Trump made the remarks during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who also sent his condolences to France.

One police officer was killed and two were injured when a gunman opened fire on the famed Champs-Élysées shopping district in Paris, French officials said. Officials said the police officers were specifically targeted.

While noting that he had only just seen coverage of the still-developing event before entering the press conference, Trump said it was a “very terrible thing that’s going on in the world today.”

“We have to be strong and we have to be vigilant and I’ve been saying this for a very long time,” he added.

A gunman wielding an AK-47 killed one police officer and wounded another today on the Champs-Elysees. The assailant was killed in the showdown with police, Paris police have said. Another suspect is believed to have been involved, as well.