Trump blames Islamic State, immigration policy for Ohio State attack

President-elect Donald Trump condemned the Islamic State, the Ohio State attacker, and U.S. immigration policy on Wednesday, linking them in a quick Twitter post.

"ISIS is taking credit for the terrible stabbing attack at Ohio State University by a Somali refugee who should not have been in our country," Trump said.

The Islamic State's media arm said Tuesday that the radical group inspired Abdul Razak Ali Artan to conduct Monday's attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people. A police officer killed Artan.

During the campaign, Trump called for blocking entry into the United States by people from countries with a history of terrorism, but provided few specifics. Opponents said Trump's plan would amount to a blanket ban on all Muslims.

Artan and his family, federal officials said, arrived in the United States in 2014, lived first in Texas and then moved to Ohio.

Trump issued his comment on the Ohio State incident minutes before announcing he would hold a Dec. 15 news conference to discuss plans to separate himself from his business interests during his term in the White House.


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