Trump shamelessly uses London tube attack to promote Muslim travel ban

Chelsea West
September 17, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May has criticised U.S. president Donald Trump for "unhelpful" speculation about the perpetrators of a train bombing that injured dozens of people.

Donald Trump said Friday after the latest terror attack in London that his controversial six-nation travel ban should be broadened and made 'tougher'.

In an early morning Twitter rant on Friday, Trump chastised the United Kingdom for its handling of terrorism, and he said the country needed to be more "proactive".

Police say an "improvised explosive device" was detonated on a train in west London Friday, injuring at least 18 people, in an incident authorities are treating as terrorism.

He went on, "We have made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years". Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday that the travel ban should be "far larger, tougher and more specific".

Trump also tweeted criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who responded by saying Trump was wrong and should not make a state visit.

Trump's tweetstorm Friday wasn't the first time he'd quickly turned to social media to tout his ban following a possible terrorist attack.

Khan added that he's attending an emergency COBRA security meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May this afternoon.

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There was no immediate claim of the attack and the authorities have given no details on possible suspects, but following some leads that attack was quickly labelled as a terrorist strike and security across the country was beefed up.

His tweets tend to be aimed at his base, bolstering his image as tough on immigration and terrorism and with little thought to the wider world.

"The threat of terrorism that we face is severe, but by working together we will defeat them".

UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced the national threat level would be raised to "critical", meaning another attack may be imminent.

He did not immediately offer condolences to the British people.

And we have to be very smart and we have to be very, very tough, which perhaps we're not almost tough enough.

Sally Faulding, a 51-year-old teacher, said: "People were falling over each other".

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on October 10 on the legality of the bans on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees anywhere in the world.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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