Trump blasts 'loser terrorists', calls for tough action

President Trump calls for British police to be 'proactive' after terror attack

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.

Trump tweeted Friday: "Another attack in London by a loser terrorist".

"Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!" Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

While May accepted and appreciated the call, she also told the press shortly after Trump's tweets that the president's messages were not exactly welcome, calling them premature.

Scotland Yard declined comment, but British Prime Minister Theresa May quickly responded, saying: "I never think it's helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation".

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.


"True or not-and I'm sure he doesn't know-this is so unhelpful from leader of our ally and intelligence partner", tweeted Timothy, who was May's chief of staff until the June general election and worked for her as a senior adviser when she was home secretary.

Friday's attack was the latest in a string of terror attacks in Britain this year. A hunt was on for a suspect the British media labelled as the "bucket bomber".

The bomber's identity and details of the probe leaked to U.S. media before British officials felt ready to disclose them. "Of course we review after any incident that takes place, and we have had, sadly, a number of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom this year".

During the telephone call, Trump conveyed his sympathies and prayers for those injured in the attack, the White House said in a statement.

Stephanopoulos asked May if a travel ban is something she would reconsider in light of Friday's terror attack.

Mr Trump today also used the London train attack to renew calls for his controversial ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries - a rallying cry of his right-wing base who have recently been angered by his support for an amnesty for some migrants. He added that his travel ban targeting six mostly Muslim nations should be "far larger, tougher and more specific - but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!"

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