France slams Donald Trump for Bataclan remarks during NRA speech
- Author: Marlene Weaver May 07, 2018,
May 07, 2018, 7:50
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in a statement, "France expresses its firm disapproval of the comments by President Trump about the attacks of November 13 2015 in Paris and asks for respect of the memory of the victims", foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in a statement.
US President Donald Trump has sparked off a new controversy as he defended the US gun laws and said London's stringent anti-gun legislation resulted in one of London's hospitals turning into a "war zone" due to a rise in knife crime instead.
Victim associations and victims themselves immediately condemned the comments, with former association president Emmanuel Domenach writing in English on Twitter, "Dear Donald Trump, Go f*** yourself (you can use a gun if you want)".
"They took their time and gunned them down one by one - boom, come over here, boom, come over here, boom", he said. They took their time and gunned them down one by one.
He mimicked gunmen summoning and shooting victims one by one, saying "Boom!" Boom! Come over here.
Amidst this, Dr. Griffiths wrote on Twitter with an image suggesting the president had missed the point while adding that he was "happy to invite President Trump to his prestigious hospital".
"Yes, that's right, they don't have guns".
Knife crime in Britain rose by 21 per cent last year, according to figures released in September by the Office for National Statistics, which compiles an authoritative survey of crime in England and Wales, and stabbings in London were at their highest level in six years.
"Indignation and disgust after the statements made by Donald Trump about the November 13 attacks". As the President pointed out in his speech, Paris has the toughest gun laws in the world.
Trump's comments have caused upset before in Britain, which views itself as the United States' closest ally. They say it's as bad as a military war zone hospital, knives, knives, knives.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he hoped Mr Trump would retract his words and "express regret". He will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear, the London ayor said in a tweet last month when Trump's July visit was confirmed. The attacks left 130 people dead and hundreds injured. A trauma specialist from the Royal London hospital hit back by pointing out that people are twice as likely to die from gunshot wounds as knife injuries.
"There is more we can all do to combat this violence, but to suggest guns are part of the solution is ridiculous", he said in a statement.