London Train Attack: Trump's Tweet Angers Britain

London Train Attack: Trump's Tweet Angers Britain

President Donald Trump responded to an apparent terror attack in London on Friday by suggesting that his controversial travel ban ought to be extended.

Trump, who spoke briefly with reporters before going into the Oval Office, said he had been briefed on the attack, which police called a terror incident, calling it a "terrible thing".

The travel ban targeting a handful of Muslim-majority countries has been contentious since the president first proposed it in January.

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.

On Monday, Trump's administration scored a key legal victory related to his travel ban when the Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of the ban's effect on a group of around 24,000 refugees.

There were further fears over leaks of Friday's probe when "CBS This Morning" tweeted a photo of the improvised device, saying "A source close to investigation says the bucket contained explosive materials consistent with other recent terrorist incident". "It keeps going and going, and we have to be very smart and we have to be very, very tough - perhaps we're not almost tough enough".

The tweets followed breaking news that a bomb was detonated on a London tube train on Friday that injured at least 20, including children.

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"Must be proactive!" He then added: "Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner", without giving details of what that meant.

The manhunt for the terrorist who placed the homemade bomb, which only partially exploded, on the subway train is underway while the investigation into the attack continues. "The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!" he wrote on Twitter.

The whole event was a little surreal: the President had gone outside to watch an 11-year-old called Frankie Giaccio mow the lawn (Frankie had written to the White House asking if he could) and ended up talking worldwide affairs.

"Must be proactive & nasty!" "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!"

A Downing Street spokesman said he also offered "his condolences over this morning's cowardly attack in London", which he described to reporters earlier as "a awful thing".

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the travel ban is legal on October 10.

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