Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump again seizes on terror incident to call for travel ban

Trump again seizes on terror incident to call for travel ban

Earlier this year, the premier was in a political and diplomatic bind after USA media reported leaked details of a British police investigation into the Manchester bomb attack that killed 22 people.

The terrorist attack recorded yesterday in London underground, where a bomb exploded in a wagon causing a score of casualties, is a new and sad reminder that terrorist threat is permanent, and that all democratic societies must be vigilant.

May, on Friday, rebuked Trump for claiming that suspects in the London train blast were known to police. "We have to be tougher and we have to be smarter".

A Downing Street spokesperson later confirmed a conversation had taken place, saying: "President Trump called the Prime Minister earlier today to offer his condolences over this morning's cowardly attack in London". In response to the attack, President Donald Trump tweeted: "Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner. The Internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better", he said in another tweet.

A bucket wrapped in an insulated bag caught fire on a packed London subway train Friday, sending commuters stampeding in panic at the height of the morning rush hour.

On Twitter, he advocated for a "far larger, tougher and more specific" travel ban, adding, "but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!"

Mr. Trump also tweeted that his administration had already "made more progress" against the Islamic State than President Barack Obama's administration had in eight years.

"It's a bad thing", he said of the London attack.

And the White House said Mr Trump had pledged close collaboration with the United Kingdom "to stop attacks worldwide targeting innocent civilians and to combat extremism". He added, "Must be proactive & nasty!" "As London has proven, again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism", he said.

Scotland Yard declined to comment on Trump's tweets.

President Donald Trump is defending his travel ban.

The ban affects travelers from six mostly Muslim nations and refugees anywhere in the world. His post comes ahead of a key Supreme Court hearing next month on the constitutionality of his executive order on the ban.

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