Trump Seizes on London Attack to Push for Expanding a Travel Ban
- Author: Joey Payne Sep 17, 2017,
Sep 17, 2017, 0:48
The small explosion on a crowded Underground train during morning rush hour in the capital on Friday wounded at least 22 people, and the police in the city said they were treating the episode as terrorism. Trump added that he was going to call Prime Minister May.
The latest version of his travel ban, initially announced in a botched late-January rollout, calls for a ban on people entering the US from a short list of terror-prone countries that are also Muslim-majority nations.
London police have declined to comment on Trump's tweets, and have given no information about potential suspects.
In the immediate aftermath of a bombing on a London train Friday, Trump tweeted that the United Kingdom government "must be proactive" in its search for suspects and said that police had known of the perpetrators. Trump said in the second tweet.
Trump made the comment after tweeting about a reported explosion and fire on a subway train in London that police say was a terrorist incident.
"We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".
In addition to rebuking Trump's categorization of the attack, the prime minister also condemned the "cowardly" attack, which she said was "clearly meant to cause significant harm".
It's not the first time Trump has used a terrorist attack to promote the ban.
Speaking to LBC, London mayor Sadiq Khan said he had been "too busy this morning to look at my twitter" and had not seen Trump's tweets. We need the courts to give us back our rights.
President Donald Trump is defending his travel ban.
The arguments will focus on the legality of the ban on travelers from six Muslim majority countries and any refugees.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on October 10 on the legality of the bans on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees anywhere in the world.
United States President, Donald Trump is in the controversy again. "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" 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.