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Trump condemns Berlin attack, says things 'only getting worse'
December 19, 2016 / 11:33 PM / a year ago

Trump condemns Berlin attack, says things 'only getting worse'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday condemned an attack at a Christmas market in Berlin that killed nine people and injured dozens more, linking the attack to “Islamist terrorists” before German police officials had said who was responsible.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (C) speaks with incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Trump, in a statement, said “ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad,” using an acronym for Islamic State.

On Twitter, he said the attack, along with others in Turkey and Switzerland, showed “it is only getting worse. The civilized world must change thinking!”

Reporting by Melissa Fares; Writing by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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