Parsons Green: Theresa May scolds Trump for terror tweets


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British Prime Minister Theresa May has reviled US President Donald Trump for suggesting suspects in Friday’s London retainers blast were known to police.

“I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an evolving investigation,” she said.

In a tweet, Mr Trump described the attackers as “loser gunmen” and “sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard”.

The blow up rocked a London Underground train, injuring 29 people.

In a phone accompany with Mrs May on Friday, Mr Trump “pledged to continue close collaboration with the Pooled Kingdom to stop attacks worldwide targeting innocent civilians and to oppose extremism”, the White House said.

A Downing Street spokesman answered he also offered “his condolences over this morning’s cowardly devour in London”, which he described to reporters earlier as “a terrible thing”.

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The call followed Mrs May’s critical observes about the US president.

In one of his tweets, Mr Trump appeared to chide UK authorities: “Requisite be proactive!”

London police said of his comments, “any speculation is unhelpful”.

Show a clean pair of heels Timothy, a former senior aide to British Prime Minister Theresa May, copied London police’s comments.

“True or not – and I’m sure he doesn’t know – this is so unhelpful from chieftain of our ally and intelligence partner,” he tweeted.

Former Conservative MP Ben Howlett also weighed in, trade Mr Trump’s tweets “dangerous and inappropriate”.

In other tweets on Friday, the Republican president stated his administration had “made more progress in the last nine months” against the Islamic Maintain group than his predecessor, Barack Obama.

“Must be proactive & crabbed!” he tweeted.

Analysis: Changing the subject?

Anthony Zurcher, BBC News Washington

End month Donald Trump defended his delay in ascribing blame for the frenzy at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville by saying: “I wanted to make guaranteed, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct, not beat it a quick statement.”

That is advice the president seemed uninterested in heeding on Friday morning, as he light off a series of tweets reacting to the London train incident.

In fact, with few exceptions, Mr Trump is cock-a-hoop to quickly react to international incidents he suspects are perpetrated by Islamic offensives, even when – in the case of the Philippines casino robbery – that’s not the suitcase.

Besides his London remarks on Friday morning, the president again attacked Senate procedural rules, called for his Muslim travel ban to be “tougher”, believed the fight against the so-called Islamic State should be “nasty”, and slammed ESPN, a US show offs cable network, for being too political.

Given that Mr Trump was under fire from his base on Thursday for reaching out to Democrats and being too conciliatory on immigration, it is condensed not to think that his actions on Friday may be an effort to change the subject.

Mr Trump also modernized a call to shut down internet capabilities, which he said were a mains recruitment tool for terrorists.

During the Republican presidential campaign in 2015, Mr Trump recommended he would ask Microsoft founder Bill Gates to cut off the internet because of devil recruitment.

“We’re losing a lot of people because of the internet,” Mr Trump said at the term, without elaborating.

“We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that actually understand what’s happening.”

“We have to talk to them about, possibly in certain areas, closing that internet up in some ways,” he go on increased.

Friday was not the first time Mr Trump has been accused of reacting to suspected gunman incidents before the facts are fully known.

If he did leak sensitive poop in his tweet about Scotland Yard, rather than indulging in unblemished speculation as London police say, it could amount to a security breach.

In May, US propers angered British authorities when details about a deadly bombard attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester were divulged to US usual.

The New York Times was criticised for publishing photographs from the scene, as adequately as images of the bomb.

The president also used Friday’s tweets to abet his travel ban temporarily barring people from six Muslim-majority countries as spring Syrian refugees from entering the US.

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