Trump takes advantage of the London attack to promote his travel ban


United States President Donald Trump on Friday invited ire of British Prime Minister Theresa May for his comments about the terror attack in south-west London in the morning.

Trump tweeted Friday: "Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. Must be proactive!" Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

The terrorist attack recorded yesterday in London underground, where a bomb exploded in a wagon causing a score of casualties, is a new and sad reminder that terrorist threat is permanent, and that all democratic societies must be vigilant.

Trump concluded: "Must be proactive & nasty!" "We have to be very smart and we have to be very, very tough - perhaps we're not almost tough enough", he told reporters at the White House. Police said the explosion was a terrorist attack.

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".

Trump, addressing reporters briefly on camera, called the attack "an absolutely bad thing".

On Twitter, he advocated for a "far larger, tougher and more specific" travel ban, adding, "but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!"

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The President added that he had called May about the attack.

Nick Timothy, a former senior aide to British Prime Minister Theresa May, echoed London police's comments. The order might give hope to supporters of the ban, but it may also simply reflect a desire on the part of the justices to maintain the status quo until the justices can hear the case next month.

He also tied his demand for a more robust travel ban to an unusual claim that Scotland Yard was familiar with Friday's bombers ahead of time and missed the chance to catch them before he launched the attack.

Recently, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to maintain its ban on refugees.

President Donald Trump is defending his travel ban.

Following the London Bridge terrorist attack, Trump criticized Khan for saying there was "no reason to be alarmed".

Under the order, foreign nationals are banned for 90 days from six countries - Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen - and refugees lacking a link to the US are barred for 120 days.