Last night, a gunman stormed a busy shopping street in the heart of Paris and gunned down a handful of police officers, leaving one dead and two others seriously wounded. Since then, world leaders across the globe have come forward and released statements expressing their response to the terrible attack, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility and which has caused the French Presidential election campaign to be temporarily put on hold..

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Mike Pence spoke about it in Indonesia

US Vice President #Mike Pence (who, funnily enough, is virtually indistinguishable from the “24” character Mike Novick, with whom he also shares a name and office) spoke about the Paris attack in Indonesia, saying that it serves as a reminded that “terrorism can strike anywhere at any time,” reiterating the fear tactics that got his buddy Donald Trump elected into the Oval Office with Pence in tow. He also reiterated Trump’s quote on the matter that we must be “strong” and “vigilant” in the face of ISIS terrorism. Trump also said, speaking at a Washington news conference, that the threat of terrorism “never ends.”

#Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, also made a statement about the Paris shooting.

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She sent condolences to French President Francois Hollande and also “to the victims and their families” via her spokesperson Steffen Seibert. Theresa May, the Prime Minister of Britain (for now), gave Hollande a call to speak with him about the attack. The British government released an official statement saying it “strongly condemns the appalling terrorist attack in Paris.” #Donald Trump