New Zealand leader spoke with Trump about need for 'love for all Muslim communities'
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she told President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE that the U.S. should offer Muslim communities "sympathy and love" after at least 49 people were killed in Christchurch mosque shootings Friday. 

Ardern said she gave Trump the advice after he asked what the U.S. could do to help New Zealand, according to The Guardian

Trump said on Twitter that that he spoke with Ardern after the massacre, but did not mention her comment. 


Worshippers were gunned down at two New Zealand mosques on Friday. In addition to the 49 killed, dozens more were injured.

Trump has had a contentious relationship with the Muslim community, including calling for a ban on Muslim immigration during his presidential campaign. On Friday, a top official of a prominent Muslim-American group said that Trump bears some responsibility for rising Islamophobia.

The president condemned the attack earlier Friday, calling it a "horrible massacre."