VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Trump calls Resorts World incident a ‘terrorist attack’, was it?

Unites States President Donald Trump called the incident at Resorts World Manila early morning Friday a “terrorist attack.”

STATEMENT
Trump, at a White House press briefing 3:32 a.m., June 2 in Manila, before announcing his country’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, said:
“I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila. We’re closely monitoring the situation, and I will continue to give updates if anything happens during this period of time. But it is really very sad as to what’s going on throughout the world with terror. Our thoughts and our prayers are with all of those affected.”
(Source: Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord, Public Broadcasting Service News Hour, watch from 3:30 to 4:03)

Was the incident that left 36 people dead and 54 injuredthe at the casino-hotel-mall in Pasay City a “terrorist attack” as Trump claimed?

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June 3, 2017 8:50 am  Tags: ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police, Vera Files

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