Trump uses London 'terror' attack to promote his 'Muslim ban'

Marsha Scott
September 17, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denounced an attack in London when a blast hit a packed commuter train, and urged authorities and others to take more "proactive" steps such as better policing of internet use by terrorist groups.

In the immediate aftermath of a bombing on a London train Friday, Trump tweeted that the United Kingdom government "must be proactive" in its search for suspects and said that police had known of the perpetrators. Trump said on Twitter.

Research suggests that most terrorists already live in the countries where they attack.

He tweeted, "Must be proactive & nasty!" "It just keeps going and going", and suggested that the USA may not be tough enough on terror. Trump said in the second tweet.

Trump made the comment after tweeting about a reported explosion and fire on a subway train in London that police say was a terrorist incident.

In May, British officials were furious after their USA counterparts leaked shared material about an investigation into a bomb attack at a concert by pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester which left 22 dead.

Trump later told reporters that the attack "is a awful thing".

"We're losing a lot of people because of the internet", he said.

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Trump then added, "The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!"

The president said he planned to call British Prime Minister Theresa May "right now". McMaster did not characterize the president's conversation with May, saying he was not on the call.

"Scotland Yard has been a leader, and our Federal Bureau of Investigation has been a leader".

More than 20 people were injured near Parsons Green subway station, in what police termed "a terrorist incident". "As London has proven, again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism", he said.

The issue concerning the scope of the travel ban has been making its way through the courts since last spring, when the Supreme Court allowed Trump's ban to go into effect except for those with a "bona fide" relationship to the United States.

One of America's oldest and truest allies would appreciate it if Donald Trump would keep his opinions to himself.

The 90-day ban on travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen expires later this month, with the 120-day refugee ban coming up in October.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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