Again calling for the United States to be 'strong' and 'vigilant' when it comes to terrorism, President Donald Trump made clear the shooting of police officers in France on Thursday was an all too familiar refrain.
"It looks like another terrorist attack. What can you say? It just never ends," the President said at a joint news conference with the Italian Prime Minister.
"We have to be strong, we have to be vigilant, and I've been saying it for a long time," Mr. Trump added.
The two leaders had walked into the East Room of the White House to address reporters just moments after news of the shooting on the Champs-Elysees had been broadcast on television.
News organizations in Europe swiftly reported that the Islamic State had taken responsibility for the attack.
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