President Donald Trump came out firing against London’s handling of domestic terrorism there, following another terror attack, this one a “bucket bomb” IED on a London Underground train that injured at least 22 people on Friday.
Between the improvised explosive device (IED) and the resulting stampede of people trying to escape the Parsons Green train station, at least 22 people are injured. Authorities have now said the bucket bomb failed to detonate properly, otherwise it might have resulted in dozens of deaths.
“Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive,” Trump tweeted Friday morning.
“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,” he continued.
Trump added: “The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific – but stupidly, that would not be politically correct,” referring to his own travel ban on refugees from six terror haven countries, which the Supreme Court recently upheld. The Supreme Court will hear the case on the full travel ban next month.
“We have made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years. Must be proactive and nasty,” he pointed out.
Theresa May, the U.K. prime minister, was asked about Trump’s potential breach of intelligence, as he tweeted about Scotland Yard reportedly having a suspect “in its sights” before the suspect had been identified or anyone or group had claimed responsibility.
“I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” May said, The Guardian reported.
London’s Metropolitan Police and Scotland Yard are investigating the incident.
According to The Sun, “the homemade device connected to a timer sent a ‘fireball down a carriage’ as it detonated with a schoolboy and pregnant woman among those injured in the rush-hour terror explosion.”