Trump Refers to Beirut Explosion as a ‘Terrible Attack’ in White House Briefing

President Donald Trump declared late Tuesday at a White House briefing that the Beirut explosion was a “terrible attack,” while also offering the United States “deepest sympathies to the people of Lebanon.”

Lebanese health minister Hamad Hassan stated Tuesday afternoon that at least 50 people have died and 2,700 injured from the explosion which destroyed parts of Beirut, Lebanon.

“America’s deepest sympathies to the people of Lebanon where reports indicate that many, many people were killed,” Trump began.

“Hundreds more were very badly wounded in a large explosion in Beirut. Our prayers go out to all the victims and their families. The United States stands ready to assist Lebanon. We have a very good relationship with the people of Lebanon and we will
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