Trump uses London 'terror' attack to promote his 'Muslim ban'

Trump uses London 'terror' attack to promote his 'Muslim ban'

A bucket wrapped in an insulated bag caught fire on a packed London subway train Friday, sending commuters stampeding in panic at the height of the morning rush hour.

So, as Frankie's mower roared into life, Mr Trump turned and strode to the Oval Office to - he said - place a call to Theresa May. and perhaps try to fix some of that damage. ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack.

National Security Adviser HR McMaster later suggested Trump was speaking generally in the series of tweets.

In a tweet, the USA president said the perpetrators were "in the sights" of Scotland Yard and called for a "proactive" response. After a back-and-forth between their administrations, Khan said the Trump's planned official state visit to the United Kingdom should be canceled.

Trump's tweets took an apparent dig at British police, implying that they could have done more to stop the attack, which left at least 29 people injured.

"We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

The British Prime Minister, who described the attack involving an improvised explosive device (IED) on a Tube train at Parsons Green station as a "cowardly" act "clearly meant to cause significant harm", was addressing the media after chairing an emergency response COBRA committee meeting at Downing Street.

This isn't the first time Trump has chimed in quickly after a terrorist attack in Britain since coming into office.

United States President, Donald Trump is in the controversy again.

At an event at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Trump said he offered prayers for London and said "radical Islamic terrorism ... it will be eradicated, believe me". Along with advocating for a "larger, tougher" travel ban, the President also suggested shutting down the internet.

The travel ban bars certain people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US.

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. His post comes ahead of a key Supreme Court hearing next month on the constitutionality of his executive order on the ban.

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