McMaster defends Trump tweets on United Kingdom attack


McMaster defends Trump tweets on United Kingdom attack

US President Donald Trump on Friday called the terrorist incident in London as another attack "by a loser terrorist" prompting British Prime Minister Theresa May to rebuke him by asking not to "speculate".

"Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner".

"It's a awful thing", he said of the London attack.

"The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!"

Part of the problem is that Trump lacks the basic impulse control not to tweet.

Twenty-two people were injured in a bomb blast on a packed London Underground train on Friday, the National Health Service said in a statement.

"The threat of terrorism that we face is severe, but by working together we will defeat them". Trump said in the second tweet. "Any speculation is unhelpful". 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. He and his son Donald Trump Jr both mocked Sadiq Khan after taking the mayor's words of reassurance to Londoners out of context.

"I think he means generally this kind of activity is what we're trying to prevent", McMaster told reporters Friday.

Trump turned the London subway bomb explosion into an opportunity to highlight his tough talk on terror and promote his travel ban. "It just keeps going and going", and suggested that the US may not be tough enough on terror.

May spoke after chairing the COBRA committee meeting and condemned the terror attack, she said that the United Kingdom terror threat level will stay at "severe" however, it will be kept under review. Trump said Thursday he was "fairly close" to an agreement that could protect these so-called "dreamers" while also adding border security, as long as his wall with Mexico would be separately addressed.

Trump is using the incident to defend his travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries.

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

The official said that at this point, USA agencies had no information to back up any suggestion by Trump that Britain had advance warning or specific intelligence on the attack.



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