Donald Trump calls U.S. tourist killed in London terror attack 'a great American'

Matilda Long

US president Donald Trump has hailed a tourist killed in the Westminster terror attack as a “great American”.

Kurt Cochran from Utah was in London celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife Melissa when the terrorist struck.

President Trump tweeted: “A great American, Kurt Cochran, was killed in the London terror attack. My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends.”


Mr Cochran and his wife had been visiting her parents in the capital when they were caught up in the carnage.

The family said they were “heartbroken”, adding Melissa had been seriously injured.

Kurt Cochran was killed in the London terror attack

In a statement released by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Clint Payne said: “Kurt was a good man and a loving husband to our sister and daughter, Melissa.

“They were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, and were scheduled to return to the United States on Thursday.

“Melissa also received serious injuries in the attack, and is being cared for in the hospital.

“We express our gratitude to the emergency and medical personnel who have cared for them and ask for your prayers on behalf of Melissa and our family.

“Kurt will be greatly missed, and we ask for privacy as our family mourns and as Melissa recovers from her injuries.”

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