UK Leaders Aren't Happy About Trump's Tweets on the London Terror Attack

London Underground terror attack Donald Trump blasts 'loser terrorists', calls for tough action

US President Donald Trump on Friday blasted the "loser terrorists" behind the train attack in London, blaming perpetrators that he said had been "in the sights of Scotland Yard".

A senior USA government official cast doubt on whether Trump was privy to information over whether the bomber in the west London attack was known or not.

Earlier on Friday, Trump was accused of betraying intelligence details by telling his 38 million Twitter followers that those responsible for an explosion on an underground train "are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard", before adding "must be proactive!"

On 3 June, the day of the terrorist attack on London Bridge, the president tweeted: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

Unsurprisingly, British leaders- who have to actually deal with United Kingdom terrorist attacks, rather than just use them to build political capital- aren't too pleased. "The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!" he added, without elaborating.

Actually, his irresponsibly rapid response to the attack at the Parsons Green station compared with his deeply problematic stance on the white supremacists responsible for the death of Heather Heyer proves Trump only has a voice for the kinds of terrorism that fit his agenda.

Trump was quick to criticise law enforcement in the wake of the attack and implied the assailants had been know to Scotland Yard.

CBS disclosed the name of the bomber, Salman Abedi, citing USA sources, at a time when the British authorities were asking the media to withhold the information to protect the investigation.

"Another attack in London by a loser terrorist", the President tweeted, hours after an improvised explosive device detonated in the London subway system on Friday.

Trump turned the London subway bomb explosion into an opportunity to highlight his tough talk on terror and promote his travel ban. He also promoted his attempts to curtail travel to the United States by people from largely Muslim nations and advocated a more intense policy against terrorism.

Later, in an appearance at the White House Rose Garden, Trump said the country must be "smarter" when it comes to terrorism.

In a series of Tweets, the president claimed his administration had "made more progress in the last nine months" against the so-called Islamic State than his predecessor, Barack Obama.

"Another attack in London by a loser terrorist".

At the time, police had not identified any suspects nor had they arrested anyone in connection with the attack.

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