The Charlie Hebdo attack was a cruel and barbaric assault not only on the French people but also on the freedom of the press.

On 7 January 2015, Cherif and Said Kouachi stormed the offices of the Charlie Hebdo publication with assault rifles, killing 12 people and injuring 11 others.

While police searched for the attackers a number of other shootings and attacks happened throughout the country over the course of three days.

The country raised its terror alert, a number of people lost their lives in related and unrelated attacks, and there was a global outpouring of support for France and its people.

The hashtag 'Je Suis Charlie' began trending worldwide.

Everyone, it seems, was joined together in unity against terrorism, hate and in support of free speech.

Everyone that is, except for Donald Trump.

The current President of the United States, and former game show host, tweeted the following one week after the attack on Charlie Hebdo.


Mr Trump is currently visiting the French President Emmanuel Macron to commemorate Bastille Day in the country. The US President has so far discussed the Syrian civil war, America's departure from the Paris climate change agreement and what "great shape" Mr Macron's wife is in.

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