The Wall Street Journal: White House says Trump condemns Kansas shooting targeting immigrants

The White House said President Donald Trump condemns “in the strongest terms” a Kansas triple shooting that left an Indian national dead and wounded two other men, saying that the attack appeared to be racially motivated and had no place in the U.S.

“As more facts come to light and it begins to look like this was an act of racially motivated hatred, we want to reiterate that the president condemns these and any other racially or religiously motivated attacks in the strongest terms. They have no place in our country and we will continue to make that clear,” principal deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday.

Man Wounded in Kansas Shooting Called a Hero

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Twenty-four-year-old Ian Grillot was wounded at a bar in suburban Kansas City last week as he tried to stop a gun attack on two Indian men. The alleged gunman shouted “Get out of my country” before opening fire on the two men, killing one and wounding the other, witnesses said. Photo: KU Hospital

Sanders, briefing reporters ahead of Trump making a joint address to Congress on Tuesday night, said she wouldn’t be surprised if the president addressed the issue in the speech.

Trump, who has often tweeted about terrorist attacks by Islamic militants, has drawn fire from critics for not similarly condemning other deadly incidents.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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