Britain's Prime Minister Slaps Down Trump's Bombing 'Speculation'

Lucy Hill
September 17, 2017

US President Donald Trump is correct in calling those behind the attack "loser terrorists", but he could have shown patience in tweeting his reaction wherein he mentioned that the attackers were already "in the sights" of British police.

In an early morning Twitter rant on Friday, Trump chastised the United Kingdom for its handling of terrorism, and he said the country needed to be more "proactive".

Within hours of what authorities have now classified as a terror attack, President Donald Trump was on Twitter jumping to conclusions and using the London tube bombing to promote his Islamophobic travel ban.

That followed other tweets the president made on the attacks where he called the terrorists losers.

And he argued that his administration has "made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years".

During the telephone call, Trump conveyed his sympathies and prayers for those injured in the attack, the White House said in a statement. He criticized the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for two days after a deadly knife and van attack in June.

Daesh terrorist group claimed the London subway explosion late Friday.

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Both systems store biometric data locally on the device rather than on a centralized server that could be targeted by hackers. "But you can't share your biometrics", said George Avetisov, chief executive of biometric security firm HYPR Corp.

The investigation is being led by the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism command and involves hundreds of detectives, with support from the intelligence community.

Trump said that the attack was carried out by "a loser terrorist" and urged the be proactive in combating terrorism.

MTA officials were also consulting with New York City police about bolstering security in the subway system, he said.

British Prime Minister Theresa May denounced the "cowardly" attack, which she said had "intended to cause significant harm". "As London has proven again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism", he said.

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

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

Trump earlier this year signed an executive order blocking travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, including Syrian refugees. He argued the move was necessary for the United States to review and strengthen its vetting procedures for people traveling from countries like Syria, Libya and Somalia.

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