Theresa May Calls Trump's Tweets About London Attack Premature

Frederick Owens
September 17, 2017

Trump has been outspoken about the terror threat in London, urging the public to "stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security of our people" after the attack by the London Bridge in June, which killed seven and injured dozens.

Trump took to Twitter to comment on the attack Friday morning, which left at least 29 people injured.

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.

In his first tweet on the subject, Trump blamed a "sick and demented" "loser terrorist" for the attack.

Trump was accused of betraying intelligence details by saying those responsible for an explosion on an underground train "are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard".

Nick Timothy, Ms May's former chief of staff, also branded the USA leader's tweet "unhelpful".

"True or not - and I'm sure he doesn't know - this is so unhelpful from leader of our ally and intelligence partner", Timothy tweeted.

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Earlier, Trump invited ire of Theresa May for his comments about the terror attack in south-west London in the morning. A hunt was on for a suspect the British media labelled as the "bucket bomber".

Police forensics officers works alongside an underground tube train at a platform at Parsons Green underground tube station in west London on 15 September 2017, following an incident on an underground tube carriage at the station. "But together, by working together, we will defeat them".

Trump said he had been briefed on the London attack, and said he had been told about "new risks of things happening".

The normally tight-lipped agency called the allegations "nonsense", adding that "they are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored".

He later added: "Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner".

"One of the issues that we really need to be addressing, and I'll be raising this - when I'm at the United Nations, is the question of the use of the internet by terrorists", May said.

"The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific - but stupidly, that would not be politically correct", the president said in a series of tweets. Trump has called similar procedures "extreme vetting".

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