KHAN: We will not give in to terror… TRUMP: Time to ‘get nasty’…

Donald Trump claim on Twitter that ‘loser’ London Tube bomber was ‘in the sights of Scotland Yard’ as he says it’s time to get ‘nasty’ with terrorists

Donald Trump said Friday morning: ‘Another attack in London by a loser terrorist’
Trump tweeted a shocking suggestion that suspects had been ‘in the sights of Scotland Yard’ ahead of time
A former adviser to British Prime Minister Theresa May pushed back claiming Trump ‘doesn’t know’ anything and his claim is ‘unhelpful’
The U.S. president linked the attack to his controversial travel ban, saying it should be ‘larger, tougher and more specific
He also drew attention to the military action against ISIS and said should the US should get ‘nasty’ with terrorists
A crude device set off Friday on London’s Tube could have killed dozens but failed to properly detonate and sent a ‘wall of fire’ through a subway car
The bombing injured at least 22 people, including a ten-year-old boy

Sadiq Khan has condemned “hideous” terrorism after today’s incident on the Tube, adding: “We will never be defeated.”

The London mayor spoke after a suspected “improvised explosive device” injured 22 people on a packed rush hour train in Parsons Green, west London.

Social media images showed what appeared to be a flaming bucket in a Lidl bag with wires attached.

Victims suffered “flash burns” and singed hair after witnesses described a sheet of fire on the train, which was on an above-ground portion of the London Underground.

Police evacuated the area as they confirmed they are treating the incident as terrorism.

Theresa May was returning to Downing Street this morning from her Maidenhead constituency to lead a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee at around 1pm.

The Prime Minister said in a statement: “My thoughts are either those injured at Parsons Green and the emergency services who, once again, are responding swiftly and bravely to a suspected terrorist incident.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: “Thoughts with those injured in Parsons Green terrorist incident, and thanks to police, ambulance staff and firefighters who are responding.”

Mr Khan “utterly condemned” what he called “hideous” terrorists who want to “harm us and destroy our way of life.”

He wrote on Facebook: “Our city utterly condemns the hideous individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life.

“As London has proven again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism.

“My sincere gratitude goes to all our courageous emergency responders and the TfL staff who were first on the scene.

“I urge all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant”.

Mr Corbyn will not be attending today’s Cobra meeting but is likely to receive a separate briefing with confidential information on the incident.

Local MP Greg Hands warned the station would have been “heaving” in the morning rush hour and he is “extremely concerned”.

Mr Hands, who is away in Bucharest, Romania, for a visit in his role as an international trade minister, told Sky News: “It’s one of the busiest lines. The District Line at that time would have been pretty much heaving, the platform as well.

“I’m extremely concerned and learning that it is a terrorist incident, I’m just very sad this has happened in Fulham today.”

The Tory MP warned that if the “perpetrator is still at large… capturing the perpetrator and attending to those injured must be the priority.”


It’s understood police in Parliament, which beefed up security after March’s terror attack, were told to be “vigilant”.

Large numbers of police vehicles rushed past Westminster towards west London including marked vans packed with officers, unmarked cars, unmarked vans and dark blue vans that appeared to be part of the counter-terror response.

Scotland Yard disown Donald Trump’s ‘speculation’ they knew Parsons Green terrorist as ‘extremely unhelpful’
The US President was branded “idiotic” for his comments after an explosion on a Tube train injured 22. It’s not known what evidence he had

Donald Trump has attacked Britain’s biggest police force by suggesting the “demented terrorist” behind today’s Parsons Green incident was “in the sights of Scotland Yard”.

The US President was branded “idiotic” and “extremely helpful” for his criticism of the Metropolitan Police less than four hours after a suspected terror bomb on the Tube.

He also used the incident to justify his travel ban on people from a number of Muslim nations, despite officers not revealing how many suspects there are or their identity, background, religion or nationality.

He tweeted: “Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard.” He added: “Must be proactive and nasty.”

Scotland Yard branded Trump’s claims “speculation” and “unhelpful”.

Asked specifically about the US President’s tweets, a Metropolitan Police spokesman told the Mirror: “This is a live investigation. We will provide further updates as it progresses.

“Any further witness appeals will be issued in due course. Any speculation is extremely unhelpful at this time.”

The men behind the London Bridge and Westminster terror attacks were known to police – but nothing had yet been revealed about today’s suspect or suspects when Trump tweeted.

Neil Coyle, the Labour MP who has London Bridge in his constituency, lashed out at the US President’s response.

He said: “Instead of slagging off a major ally’s police and security service network, Trump should perhaps focus on his own backyard. He was reluctant to criticise Nazi-flag waving extremists at home.”

He added: “Scotland Yard makes an arrest every four days using counter-terrorism intelligence. The police need more resources but definitely don’t need Trump’s idiotic excuse for extending his travel ban.”

A former chief advisor to Theresa May, Nick Timothy, added: “True or not – and I’m sure he doesn’t know – this is so unhelpful from leader of our ally and intelligence partner.”
Police say a suspected “improvised explosive device” today injured 22 people, mostly with flash burns, on a packed rush hour train in Parsons Green, west London.

Theresa May was returning to Downing Street this morning from her Maidenhead constituency to lead a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee at around 1pm. She and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn paid tribute to emergency workers.

Trump has repeatedly clashed with Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, over his response to terror in the past.

Today Mr Khan dismissed the US President’s comment, telling LBC: “I’ve simply been too busy this morning to look at my Twitter. I’m absolutely not going to go there. My priority is making sure we do all we can to keep Londoners safe. Our priority today is catching the individual or individuals responsible.”

Mr Khan “utterly condemned” what he called “hideous” terrorists who want to “harm us and destroy our way of life.”

London’s mayor added: “As London has proven again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism.”

Trump also used today’s attack to try and justify his travel ban on people from Muslim nations to the US.

Even though the number, identity, religion or nationality of any terrorists has not been revealed, he wrote: “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!

“The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!

“We have made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years.Must be proactive & nasty!”

The area’s local MP Greg Hands was rushing back from a trade trip in Romania today to deal with the incident.

He told Sky News: “The District Line at that time would have been pretty much heaving, the platform as well.

“I’m extremely concerned and learning that it is a terrorist incident, I’m just very sad this has happened in Fulham today.”

The Tory MP warned that if the “perpetrator is still at large… capturing the perpetrator and attending to those injured must be the priority.”

Sources: The Mirror, Sky News, and Daily Mail

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