WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will be calling his Egyptian counterpart “in a short while” to discuss Friday’s “tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life.”
At least 235 people were killed Friday when militants attacked a crowded mosque during prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives and spraying worshippers with gunfire.
Trump says in a tweet after departing one of his golf clubs in Florida that, “We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will.”
He adds: “Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt.”
Trump appears to be referring to his promises to build a border wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico and his efforts to bar people from certain Muslim-majority countries from coming to the U.S.