President Donald Trump has yet to condemn an attack on Muslim worshippers in London, the latest instance in which he has appeared slower to speak out about violence when Muslims are the victims.
Unlike with other recent attacks targeting civilians, there were no early-morning tweets voicing sympathy for the victims or vowing a renewed fight against violent ideologies. The first White House voice to acknowledge the late Sunday attack was Trump's daughter, Ivanka, who tweeted that she was "sending love and prayers." She added: "We must stand united against hatred and extremism in all its ugly forms."
As president, Trump has taken steps to protect Muslims from violence, including cruise missile strikes against Syria's military after blaming it for a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians.