Top surgeon invites Trump to 'WAR ZONE' hospital

Erika Holt
May 7, 2018

"I recently read a story that in London, which has unbelievably tough gun laws, a once very prestigious hospital right in the middle is like a war zone for disgusting stabbing wounds", said Trump, who is scheduled to make his first presidential visit to the United Kingdom on July 13.

Saying that Americans' rights to carry guns were "under siege", he said: "I recently read a story that in London, which has unbelievably tough gun laws, a once very prestigious hospital right in the middle is like a war zone for frightful stabbing wounds". The US President told a pro-gun rally in Texas that one hospital in the capital is like a "war-zone" because of this year's spate of fatal stabbings. He did not name the hospital he was talking about.

London comedy writer Robert Webb joked about his "war zone" city in a tweet. That was likely the source of Trump's comments. In 2017, London's murder rate per 100,000 people was 1.2.

In a tweet Saturday, Griffiths indicated that Trump missed his point about London violence entirely with an animation showing the words "the point" floating over the head of a stick figure.

Trump's comments immediately drew a backlash from Londoners on social media.

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During this emotional speech trump depicted the screams and cries of the victims of the Paris massacre and reiterated that if French citizens had the right to bear arms, "it would be a very different story". "Gunshot wounds are at least twice as lethal as knife injuries and more hard to fix".

Mr Trump is scheduled to visit the city on July 13 after several stop-starts since his inauguration. "They captured them and killed one after the other - boom, boom", Come here, let's boom boom!"

At the NRA convention last Friday in Dallas, Trump said Britain has tough gun laws but that one London hospital is awash with blood because of knife wounds. "Boom." He insisted armed civilians could have stopped the attack that killed a total of 130 people.

Former French president Francois Hollande and ex-prime minister Manuel Valls, who were in power at the time of the 2015 attacks, also expressed their outrage in separate statements.

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. Each country can freely decide its own legislation on gun control.

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