Trump denounces 'loser terrorist' after London attack

Marie Harrington
September 16, 2017

'The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific - but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!' Trump tweeted Friday.

More than 20 people were injured near Parsons Green subway station, in what police termed "a terrorist incident".

On Twitter, US President Donald Trump condemned the terror attack in West London that occurred on Friday morning. "Must be proactive!" he first tweeted in response.

In ensuing tweets, Trump quickly turned to the matter of his "travel ban", skipping the usual condolences offered to victims of the attack or promises of American assistance and instead touting his own (unconstitutional) policy.

On 3 June, the day of the terrorist attack on London Bridge, the president tweeted: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

Trump also tweeted criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who responded by saying Trump was wrong and should not make a state visit. Was he criticising Scotland Yard and the British intelligence services for not acting sooner?

In May, British Prime Minister Theresa May protested to Trump after US officials leaked information about a deadly bombing in Manchester.

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After Trump asserted that his administration has done more to fight ISIS than former President Barack Obama's administration had in eight years, CNN's Jake Tapper was quick to point out that ISIS, in its current form, did not exist eight years ago.

During the telephone call, Trump conveyed his sympathies and prayers for those injured in the attack, the White House said in a statement.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments to decide the travel ban's constitutionality in October. While the police have declared it a terrorist incident, there is no word yet on whether any arrests have been made. The London Ambulance Service said: "None are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition".

"I'm going to call the prime minister right now", Trump said. Even after judicial strike downs of Trump's proposed ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, the president remains convinced that religious and ethnic profiling is the way to go.

Sadiq Khan, the Muslim mayor of London, said that his city "utterly condemns the disgusting individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life".

After the Manchester Arena attack, intelligence from the United Kingdom investigation - including the name of the attacker and photos of his device - was leaked by USA government sources to the American media.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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