The Difference Between Trump’s and Trudeau’s Response to London Mosque Attack Is Telling

The recent attack on a London mosque brought instant condemnation from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump is still silent.

On Monday, an Islamophobic terrorist drove a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers in London’s Finsbury Park, killing one and injuring nearly a dozen more while reportedly shouting “I want to kill all Muslims.” The attacker has been identified as Darren Osborne, who is now in police custody on charges of attempted murder and terrorism, according to The Guardian. Amazingly, Osborne’s life was saved by Imam Mohammed Mahmoud, who put his body between Osborne and an angry crowd following the attack.

Following the news of the attack, Trudeau took to his official Twitter account to denounce the attacks, telling the United Kingdom that the nation has Canada’s support as it mourns:

Of course, President Trump wasted no time in retweeting unconfirmed reports about the recent London Bridge attacks from Drudge Report and using the ongoing crisis to push for his Muslim immigration ban. However, as of this writing, Trump has not yet tweeted his condolences for the victims of the latest London attack, opting instead to tweet about the upcoming high-profile Congressional election in Georgia tomorrow:

President Trump has also not shied away from retweeting favorable poll numbers from Fox News showing his approval rating rebounding from recent all-time lows, and a Fox News segment defending President Trump amidst the ongoing Russia investigation:

Trump was scheduled to visit London in the wake of the London Bridge attacks to visit with Prime Minister Theresa May, although he later cancelled that visit after fearing that he would be followed by massive crowds of protesters during his time in the UK.

 

Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.