Trump calls for 'tougher, more specific' travel ban

17 September, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Theresa May

Mr Trump has form with London attacks.

In a tweet, the United States president said the perpetrators were "in the sights" of Scotland Yard and called for a "proactive" response.

At the time, police had not identified any suspects nor had they arrested anyone in connection with the attack.

Trump later told reporters that the attack "is a awful thing".

"The attack was meant to cause significant harm, and 22 people have been injured and are being treated in hospital", May said while speaking to media.

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 string of tweets about the London attack, Mr. Trump called for being "proactive & nasty" to fight terrorists.

He also asserted that he had made more progress in the war against the Islamic State (ISIS) than former President Barack Obama.

Davis Cup: Australia's Nick Kyrgios wins to level semi-final v Belgium
He has created history when representing his country before, however. "We must be favourites going into the doubles tomorrow". Accompanying Kyrgios on the opening day of singles action will be his conqueror at the U.S Open, John Millman .

The manhunt for the terrorist who placed the homemade bomb, which only partially exploded, on the subway train is underway while the investigation into the attack continues.

Some suffered burns and others were injured in a stampede to escape the station, one of the above-ground stops on the underground "Tube" network, but health officials said none were thought to be in a serious condition.

The travel ban demanded by the president came into force at the end of June and prevents for 120 and 90 days the entry to the country of refugees and citizens of six Muslim-majority countries, respectively. "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" he tweeted. He says it should be "tougher and more specific".

Trump's tweets implied that the British police could have done more to prevent the attack and that United Kingdom authorities had been monitoring those responsible for setting off explosives in the tube station.

Earlier Friday, Trump posted several tweets about both the terror attack and the ongoing efforts to thwart terrorism.

One can not help but wonder if Trump knows that "cutting off" the internet would also mean cutting off access to his beloved Twitter account.

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