Trump scolded by police and PM for 'unhelpful' tweets after London attack

Trump addresses the press before heading to Florida | Brendan Smialowski  AFP via Getty Images

Trump addresses the press before heading to Florida | Brendan Smialowski AFP via Getty Images

Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the departure lounge of the port of Dover on Saturday in what they said was a "very significant" step in the hunt for whoever planted a bomb on a London commuter train that injured 30 people a day earlier. Between expressing solidarity with the English Prime Minister Theresa May and taking advantage of the misfortune of others to make political proselytism, the president has chosen the second option. Western intelligence officials have questioned similar claims in the past, saying that while Islamic State's jihadist ideology may have inspired some attackers, there is scant evidence that it has orchestrated attacks.

According to The New York Times, Trump's tweets only add to the strain that's been buckling the United States and UK's special relationship.

Scotland Yard also dismissed the Trump's claims.

President Donald Trump then went further than the British officials and said that perpetrators were in the sights of Scotland Yard investigators before the London attack. His hasty tweets about London stand in stark contrast to the notable crickets surrounding Charlottesville, proof that timing really does say it all. "Must be proactive!", Trump tweeted, suggesting the attacker had been known to the police despite British authorities having publicly said no such thing. "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 news organization reports it remains unclear if the Trump Administration will look to renew the travel bans. "Must be proactive", Trump said in a series of tweets.

Trump had referred to his travel ban back in June immediately after the London Bridge terror attacks.

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.

The travel ban bars certain people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US.

Trump is using the incident to defend his travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries. 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.

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