On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump reacted to terror attacks throughout the world, calling on the civilized world to “change thinking.”
Today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany – and it is only getting worse. The civilized world must change thinking!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2016
On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Angus King (I-ME) reacted by criticizing Trump and said it was “premature” for Trump to weigh in without knowing the facts.
“Well, the problem is, Chris, simple answers to complicated questions are usually wrong,” King said. “And in this case, it appears that number one, we don’t really know the facts, so it’s premature to come to a conclusion. But number two, it appears that the attack in Turkey on the Russian ambassador wasn’t a religious attack but was a political one, revenge for what’s going on in Aleppo, which by the way is going to generate a generation of hatred and resentment and probably violence. It is one of the great war crimes that has been committed in our lifetime.”
“To day they are both Islamic jihadist attacks I just don’t think is correct factually,” he added.
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