Donald Trump Uses London Tube Attack To Promote Travel Ban

US President Donald Trump said the internet is the main recruitment tool of the terrorists

Trump also took the opportunity to highlight "tough talk" on terror such as increasing the travel ban into the United States.

Trump wrote the attack was carried out by a "loser terrorist" and that people like the assailant "were in the sights of Scotland Yard".

President Donald Trump is calling a fire at a London subway station another attack "by a loser terrorist" and suggesting police there may have missed an opportunity to prevent it.

Twenty-two people were injured after a bomb blast on a packed London Underground train that was caused by an improvised explosive device, British authorities said.

The Metropolitan Police would not be drawn on Mr Trump's comments.

In another tweet, he said, "Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner.The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!"

The reaction from Theresa May came hours after President Trump in his early-morning tweets suggested that the United Kingdom authorities had prior information of the perpetrators.

Trump's speculation on London attack 'unhelpful,' British officials say
Police say it was a terrorist incident and is being handled by the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism unit. The device exploded on a District Line train in southwest London at around 8:20 am local time .

He did not immediately offer condolences to the British people.

He termed Trump's comments unhelpful from Britain's intelligence partner.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in connection with the attack, though police have not identified or charged him. Police said the explosion was a terrorist attack.

Mr Trump wasn't responsible, of course, but USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson was dispatched to London to head off a full-blown diplomatic row after intelligence sharing was briefly suspended.

The latest version of his travel ban, initially announced in a botched late-January rollout, calls for a ban on people entering the USA from a short list of terror-prone countries that are also Muslim-majority nations. "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". We need the courts to give us back our rights. "Must be proactive!" Trump said in one tweet.

The US Supreme Court allowed a partial version of Trump's ban to be implemented in June. Trump's executive order also requires reports on its effectiveness.

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