McMaster defends Trump tweets on United Kingdom attack

  • McMaster defends Trump tweets on United Kingdom attack

McMaster defends Trump tweets on United Kingdom attack

At least 22 people were injured in London Friday morning when what police are describing as a crude device was exploded on a crowded commuter train.

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. Officials confirmed it as a terrorist attack, which is the fifth in Britain in 2017.

In a tweet, the U.S. president said the perpetrators were "in the sights" of Scotland Yard and called for a "proactive" response.

He said terrified passengers fled, fearing a second explosion or a gunman, with people being knocked to the ground and crushed in the stampede to escape.

Trump's comment was described as "unhelpful speculation" by London's Metropolitan Police.

On September 7 a federal court in San Francisco, the liberal-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the travel ban. "We have to be tougher and we have to be smarter". The news organization reports it remains unclear if the Trump Administration will look to renew the travel bans.

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".

So far this year the United Kingdom has had a series of unprecedented terror attacks in Westminster, London Bridge, Borough Market, Manchester and Finsbury Park.

But according to Bloomberg, the British prime minister expressed her displeasure with Trump's remarks directly to the president himself.

The president has repeatedly criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the British capital's first Muslim leader.

As for the travel ban, A.P. notes that remains tangled in the court systems with the Supreme Court scheduled to listen to arguments on October 10.

Trump's travel ban has been ensnared in the courts since Trump's first attempt to enact the policy in January. "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" he wrote on June 3. His post comes ahead of a key Supreme Court hearing next month on the constitutionality of his executive order on the ban.

The ban was ordered to be in effect for 90 days, during which the administration would assess vetting procedures and whether they're secure enough.