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US President Trump condemns Barcelona terror attack in tweet

President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump today tweeted a condemnation of the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, ABC news reported.

"The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!" he wrote.

A van drove into pedestrians on a boulevard and public square popular with tourists in Barcelona earlier in the day, leaving at least 13 people dead and 50 others injured — which law enforcement in the city labeled an act of terrorism.

Trump faced criticism over the weekend for not labeling a similar attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, as terrorism. In that attack, one woman died, and 19 other people were injured when someone drove a car into people demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in the city.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told ABC News on Monday that the Charlottesville attack met "the definition of domestic terrorism."

Trump's tweet followed comments today by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who offered the United States' condolences and assistance.