Trump's tweets after London attack draw anger from the UK

Trump's tweets after London attack draw anger from the UK

Trump's tweets after London attack draw anger from the UK

Britain's Prime Minister rebuked President Donald Trump Friday after he tweeted that "a loser terrorist" responsible for a subway train blast had been "in the sights" of London's Metropolitan Police.

At the time Trump sent the tweets, no suspects had been arrested in connection to the incident, despite the president mentioned "people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard".

"Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner". He added. "The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!" "Must be proactive!" Trump posted to Twitter.

The bomb exploded on a packed train during rush hour on Friday, leaving at least 22 people injured but no one seriously hurt.

Downing Street said Mr Trump had offered his condolences over the attack during the telephone call.

The version of the ban permitted by the Supreme Court is Trump's second pass at the policy, which originally banned residents of seven Muslim-majority countries.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan criticized Trump for the tweets and called on the British government to rescind an invitation for the president to visit the country.

At a White House briefing ahead of next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting, Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said the president was referring generically to British efforts to combat terrorism and was not making a reference to any specific knowledge authorities in London may have had.

Trump turned the London subway bomb explosion into an opportunity to highlight his tough talk on terror and promote his travel ban.

The Department of Homeland Security has been working on a report about countries that US authorities say do not provide adequate information to vet their travelers.

Trump also linked Friday's attack to his controversial travel ban, tweeting that he would be looking to intensify the ban on travel to the United States.

"We have to be tougher and we have to be smarter", Trump told reporters before going into the Oval Office.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the travel ban is legal on October 10. And he argued that his administration has "made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years".

Trump concluded, "Must be proactive & nasty!"

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