PLACING BLAME: Trump says attacks terror, cites no sources.
President-elect condemns incidents
PALM BEACH, Fla. — On the day that his election victory became official, Donald Trump on Monday experienced what life will be like as president as he condemned separate deadly incidents against a Russian diplomat and shoppers at a German Christmas market, blaming Islamic terrorism in both instances.
He offered no support for his claim that terrorists were responsible for the carnage.
Authorities in Turkey and Germany were still investigating when Mr. Trump issued back-to-back statements condemning the incidents, although the White House earlier had said that what happened in central Berlin when a trucked rammed a holiday crowd “appears to be a terrorist attack.”
Mr. Trump called the brazen, daytime shooting of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey as he attended a photo exhibit “a violation of all rules of civilized order.” He added that the diplomat, Andrei Karlov, was assassinated by a “radical Islamic terrorist.”
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President-elect Donald Trump, center, speaks to an aide at Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday.