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

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

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

"For years, Scotland Yard has been a leader as our Federal Bureau of Investigation has been a leader, so I think if there was a terrorist attack here, God forbid, that we would say that they were in the sights of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Trump's assessment followed news of an explosion going off in a London subway auto during the morning rush hour that injured at least 18 commuters and was labeled a terrorist attack by police.

Trump's string of tweets came after an improvised explosive device detonated on the London subway this morning, injuring more than 20 people.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that official terror threat level mains at "severe" in the country.

Trump then uses the bombing to sell his beleaguered travel ban, which is enduring various legal challenges but now prevents most refugees from entering the US.

US President Donald Trump has responded to the attempted terror attack in London by suggesting cutting-off the internet to "loser" terrorists.

He did not immediately offer condolences to the British people.

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After Trump asserted that his administration has done more to fight ISIS than former President Barack Obama's administration had in eight years, CNN's Jake Tapper was quick to point out that ISIS, in its current form, did not exist eight years ago.

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.

Eighteen were taken by ambulance and the other four made their own way to the hospital, the NHS said, adding that the injured have been taken to four London clinics. Earlier this year, the premier was in a political and diplomatic bind after US media reported leaked details of a British police investigation into the Manchester bomb attack that killed 22 people.

Trump's rapid reaction Friday contrasts with a statement he made defending his muted response to the violence in Charlottesville last month, when he said he wanted to ensure he had the facts and not make a "quick statement".

"We're losing a lot of people because of the internet", he said.

In that case, the information Trump shared with the Russians about an ISIS plot to use an explosive tucked inside a laptop computer to bring down a USA -bound airplane was quickly traced back to an Israeli source. Research suggests that most terrorists already live in the countries where they attack.

Noting that law enforcement has been working to combat terrorism for years, McMaster said "if there was a terrorist attack here, God forbid, that we would say that they were in the sights of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

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