May 26, 2018

Surgeons dismiss Trump's London knife crime claims as 'ridiculous'

07 May 2018, 12:33 | Marta Robbins

President Trump compared a hospital in London to a military war zone hospital Justin Sullivan Getty images

President Trump compared a hospital in London to a military war zone hospital

"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", Trump said on Friday.

"You notice nobody ever talks about them", Donald Trump said about the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015.

Trump spoke about gun laws in France and Britain during a free-wheeling speech in front of gun owners in Texas on Friday.

The ministry added that the French government is "proud" of its strict gun control. A stadium, cafes, restaurants and a concert hall were attacked.

"They say it's as bad as a military war-zone hospital", Mr Trump told the USA pro-gun rights group. "Boom! Come over here".

"Knives, knives, knives, knives", he said, mimicking a stabbing motion as he defended gun ownership in the US.

The incident which witnessed over 130 deaths and 368 people injured is touted to be one of the deadliest attacks in French history.

"Our reaction is first of all disgust over unacceptable clowning around", its leader Philippe Duperron told the Huffpost website while asking for "an official reaction".

Former French President Francois Hollande, who was in office at the time of the attacks, wrote on Twitter that Trump's remarks and gestures were "shameful" and "obscene". "What more is there to say?"

South Korean national security adviser in United States , to meet Bolton
He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years hard labor, but then released 15 months later , in June 2017, gravely ill and in a coma. That was confirmed Thursday afternoon by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and State Department spokesman Heather Nauert.

Surgeons have dismissed as "ridiculous" the apparent suggestion by Donald Trump that guns could help deal with violent crime in London.

Comments by Trump have caused upset before in Britain.

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.

Griffiths' initial comments were a response to an increase in the number of children and teenagers who have been seeking treatment for knife and gun wounds at hospitals in the city.

"They don't have guns". "Yes, that's right, they don't have guns".

Pretending to stab someone, the 71-year-old continued: "They say it's as bad as a military warzone hospital".

London suffered a spike in knife crime early this year, and saw more murders during February and March than NY. But the BBC reported that a trauma surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, Dr. Martin Griffiths, recently told the network that his fellow doctors have compared it to an Afghan war zone.

Watch Trump's remarks above, via Fox News.

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