London bombing is reason to expand United States travel ban

Sep 17, 2017, 00:48
London bombing is reason to expand United States travel ban

An explosive device exploded on a London commuter train on Friday, injuring 22 people.

He also suggested that the perpetrator was known to authorities and recruited on the Internet, prompting British Prime Minister Theresa May and a London police spokesperson to publicly rebuke the President.

In a prerecorded statement, Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the "cowardly" attack "intended to cause significant harm".

"We have made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years", Trump wrote in another tweet.

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Scotland Yard also reportedly commented on Trump's tweet saying that it was "unhelpful and pure speculation".

The condemnation came on Friday, shortly after Trump posted several tweets about both the terror attack on London's Parsons Green subway station that left at least 29 people injured and the ongoing efforts to thwart terrorism.

He said terrified passengers fled, fearing a second explosion or a gunman, with people being knocked to the ground and crushed in the stampede to escape.

The Metropolitan Police echoed the Prime Minister's concerns, as Mr Trump's comments did not correspond with any information released by the United Kingdom authorities.

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On September 7 a federal court in San Francisco, the liberal-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the travel ban. "It keeps going and going, and we have to be very smart and we have to be very, very tough - perhaps we're not almost tough enough".

President Donald Trump is defending his travel ban.

A senior US government official cast doubt on whether Trump was privy to information over whether the bomber in the west London attack was known or not. "Must be proactive", Trump said in a series of tweets.

"Another attack in London by a loser terrorist". He and his son Donald Trump Jr both mocked Sadiq Khan after taking the mayor's words of reassurance to Londoners out of context. "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!"

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A former adviser to Theresa May, Nick Timothy, responded to Trump's tweets nearly instantly, questioning whether it was based on actual intelligence.