President Trump Reassures Egyptian Leader After Palm Sunday Church Bombings

Posted: Apr 10, 2017 11:00 AM

After more than 40 people were killed during two church bombings in Egypt on Palm Sunday, President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and vowed "to protect Christians and all Egyptians."

The White House said President Trump conveyed "his deepest condolences to Egypt and to the families who lost loved ones in the heinous terrorist attacks against Christian churches on Palm Sunday," according to ABC News.  "The president also expressed his confidence in President el-Sisi's commitment to protect Christians and all Egyptians."

During their first meeting last week, el-Sissi praised President Trump at the White House.

"Your excellency, very strongly, and very openly, you will find Egypt and myself always beside you," el-Sisi said.