President Trump Uses London Incident To Defend Travel Ban

16 September, 2017, 14:29 | Author: Leticia Walters
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President Donald Trump called yesterday for a "tougher and more specific" United States travel ban after a homemade bomb exploded on a London train. "The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must just off and use better".

Trump said the attack was carried out by "a loser terrorist" and urged the be proactive in combating terrorism.

But May dismissed the speculative tweet from Trump that claimed Scotland Yard had the so-called "bucket bomber" in terror attack on a London Underground train in their "sights".

In an early morning tweetstorm, Trump slammed political correctness, as he once again made the case for his travel ban which continues to be fought out in the courts.

"I never think it is helpful for anyone to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation", British Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters in London when asked about the president's comments.

Twitter users on Friday morning said a "bag exploded" on a train at Parsons Green, a station on the District Line in west London.

Trump concluded: "Must be proactive & nasty!"

The official said that at this point, USA agencies had no information to back up any suggestion by Trump that Britain had advance warning or specific intelligence on the attack.

Trump's tweets took an apparent dig at British police, implying that they could have done more to stop the attack, which left at least 29 people injured.

"Trump's willingness to jump to conclusions about the London incident stands in stark contrast to his defence of his unwillingness to fully condemn the white supremacists and neo-Nazis behind the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month", CNN's Chris Cilizza wrote.

After ESPN issued a statement distancing itself from Hill's comments, the ESPN anchor apologized for her tweets, which the network accepted.

"My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this incident", British Prime Minister May said Friday.

The high court, however, will hear arguments on the legality of the administration's ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees anywhere in the world on October 10.

Trump administration officials issued a revised travel ban in March that was created to resolve the legal problems that had led to Trump's original order being blocked in January.

Trump has tweeted his reactions to likely terror attacks in the past.

The White House said Trump and May spoke Friday.


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