Canada’s Prime Minister Offers New Yorkers Words Of Friendship And Support In Wake Of Deadly Terrorist Attack

The Cyberbully In The White House Takes To Twitter And Offers Something Else

A Statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on terrorist attack in New York City, followed by a Footnote on Trump’s deplorable response to this from NAL reporter and publisher Doug Draper

Posted November 1st, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Canada’s  Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement  this Tuesday, October 31st, regarding the terrorist attack earlier that day in New York City:

Mangled bicycles on a trail in New York City where an attacker in a truck mowed people down, killing at least eight.

“I am deeply grieved to hear of today’s terrorist attack in New York City. Canadians join me in offering our sincere condolences to those mourning the loss of family members and friends. We also send our wishes for a full recovery to those who were injured.

“New York is known for its resilience and strength, and we know that New Yorkers will stand together as they always have in the face of difficult situations.

“Tonight, we offer our prayers and thoughts to our neighbours in the United States. We are with you, as always, as friends and allies.”

A Footnote from Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper –

As someone with a number of dear friends in the New York City area, I echo Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s words, and regardless of what you think of the current Canadian Prime Minister, contrast his response to this tragedy with Trump’s.

Here is Trump wh, for days on end this past September, following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, committed by a life=long American citizen in Las Vegas, said it was no time to talk about politics and policy around the easy access to hardware that can make a semi-automatic, assault style rifle operate like a rapid-firing, machine gun killing machine.

And why was that no time to talk politics and policy? Because Trump has his small hands stuck firmly up the sphincter of one of the most dangerous domestic terrorist groups in his country – a National Rifle Association (NRA) whose main mission it is to traffic in weapons of mass destruction. That’s why

Yet, within 18 hours of this latest tragedy in New York, Trump sent out no fewer than three tweets to the basket of deplorables that make up his base, blaming Chuck Schumer, the Democratic minority leader in the Senate from New York, for allegedly approving a visa program some years back that Trump claims makes it easier for individuals like the one arrested for the New York attack in to the country.

Trump holds up an assault style weapon to gin up the deplorables in his base

In Las Vegas this past September, 58 were murdered and more than five hundred were wounded by military calibre weapons operated by an American-born killer, and to this day, Trump has said nothing about policies that make it easy for people to purchase killing machines like this, and he hasn’t even gone so far as to say no to a bill, tabled by Republican congressional reps and sponsored by the NRA, to legalize the sale of silencers for these weapons.

In New York City, this October 31st, eight were killed and 12 others were injured, reportedly by a 29-year-old man born in the Middle East and radicalized over the internet, and Trump could hardly wait to tweet out messages blaming one of his Democratic critics and immigration policies he claims are conveyer belt for letting Islamic terrorists in to the country.

During a news conference convened hours after the New York attack, the state’s Governor Andrew Cuomo said, in so many words, that at a time like this people across the country and at all levels of government have to come together and support each other, not become divided, because if that happens, the terrorists win.

So what does the orange hair idiot dot but send out poisonous tweets that advance the cause of the terrorists. And the basket of deplorables he claims would support him if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue, just keep cheering him on.

Hopefully, a majority of Americans will unite in getting rid of this guy.

  • Doug Draper

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One response to “Canada’s Prime Minister Offers New Yorkers Words Of Friendship And Support In Wake Of Deadly Terrorist Attack

  1. The trite old line of “thoughts and prayers” is very lame. “Condolences” and “wishes for recovery” make sense and illustrate real concern and empathy, qualities Trump lacks. People are dead so “prayers” are a little late. Genuine, sincere condolence is all one can offer. “Thoughts” aren’t actions. “Thoughts” aren’t making any difference. Actions do make a difference. Where is the action?

    Trump ends with “NOT IN AMERICA!” Wrong. It is now, has been and will continue to be in America and the NRA and American (and their sycophants’)foreign intervention where it is unwanted is one of the main causes. International polls show the US is considered the biggest threat to world peace – by far. Innocent Syrians or Afghans or Iraqis, including children, are simply “collateral damage” to them and of no consequence. Americans are apparently the only ones who count yet they can kill each other with impunity(over 30,000 a year by gun) but how dare foreigners do the same!!! An average of 22 American vets commit suicide every day? Do they know something the public does not? Are they disillusioned? Traumatized by what they had to do?

    Meanwhile, while the NRA and military continue their crimes against humanity, the terrorism will continue by whatever means are available, trucks, bombs, knives or guns. If no move is made by gutless politicians and law makers against the NRA after a massacre of school children, there never will be change. The US is, to my knowledge, the only nation where politicians are given a positive or negative rating by a GUN LOBBY! After a massacre is not the right time to discuss these things. It’s never “the right time”. BULL! Trump just feeds the hatred with his thoughtless babblings.

    Considering his hatred of foreigners, one immigrant that should have been deported years ago was Trump’s grandfather who was a German draft dodging “John” that made his living by trafficking women in brothels. Now THERE was an immigrant worthy of deportation!

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