Sean Spicer opened Wednesday’s White House press briefing by giving an official response to the attack that took place outside of the British Parliament earlier that morning.
“The President has been briefed on the situation in London,” the White House press secretary told reporters. “He just spoke to Prime Minister May, and we’ll have a readout on that situation and that call soon.”
“We obviously condemn today’s attack in Westminster, which the United Kingdom is treating as an act of terrorism,” Spicer continued. “We applaud the quick response that the British police and their first responders made to the situation.”
“The victims in this are in our thoughts and our prayers. The city of London and her Majesty’s government have the full support of the U.S. government in responding to the attack and bringing those to justice who are responsible.”
You can watch the entire briefing below.