France Condemns President Trump's Paris Terrorist Attack Comments

President Donald Trump gestures to the audience after speaking at the National Rifle Association annual convention in Dallas. Sue Ogrocki AP

President Donald Trump gestures to the audience after speaking at the National Rifle Association annual convention in Dallas. Sue Ogrocki AP

"France expresses its firm disapproval of President Trump's comments about the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015 and demands that the memory of the victims be respected", the foreign office said in a statement.

The Washington Post estimated in 2015 that there were 357 million firearms in the USA in 2013 "40 million more guns than people".

"France is strongly disapproving of the remarks of president Trump regarding the attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris and demanding respect for the memory of the victims", the statement read.

'They took their time and gunned them down one by one.

"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 frightful stabbing wounds", Trump said, according to The Washington Post.

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Besides, he mimicked the terrorists shooting and said: "Boom". Boom! Come over here ...

He suggested sarcastically that countries that ban guns "should ban cars too", because they are "the new form of death for the maniac terrorists".

Writing on Twitter, he said: "Donald Trump's shameful comments and obscene mockery speak volumes about what he thinks of France and its values".

Trump's comments have caused upset before in Britain, which views itself as the United States' closest ally.

US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage in France and Britain by suggesting looser gun laws.

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Trump believes that if the French were armed, the casualties would be much smaller. A spike in knife crime earlier this year ensured London had more murders than NY in February and March. Knives, knives, knives, knives, ' he added, making stabbing gestures.

Knife-related crimes rose by 23 percent in London last year and a spate of stabbings and shootings have left more than 50 people dead this year. "They have knives and instead there's blood all over the floors of this hospital", Trump said. They say it's as bad as a military war zone hospital.

The director of London's major trauma system, Dr. Karim Brohi, said in a statement that knife violence is indeed "a serious issue for London". He tweeted that he's "happy to invite Mr. Trump" to visit his hospital, meet with London's mayor and talk to the city's chief of police about the reality of violence there.

"Gunshot wounds are at least twice as lethal as knife injuries, and more hard to fix", Prof Brohi said in a statement on Saturday.

"The statistics on gun crime victims do not make us want to change this choice", it said.

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