Theresa May "Unhappy" With Trump's Twitter Response to London Terror Attack
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said speculation about those behind the terror attack at London’s Parsons Green subway station was unhelpful, a clear reference to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump.
“I never think it is helpful for anyone to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” May told the BBC, without naming Trump. “The police and security services are working to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack and to identify all those responsible.”
Earlier Friday, Trump implied authorities were monitoring those responsible for setting off explosives in the Tube station.
“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.
He added in a second tweet that “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 explosion in southwest London, which authorities are calling a “terrorist incident,” left 18 people wounded. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.
Asked about Trump’s tweet by CNN, Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, said: “I haven’t had a chance to look at Twitter, let alone tweet.”
Khan and Trump clashed after an attack on the London Bridge area in June in which seven people were killed, with the U.S. president calling Khan’s response “pathetic.”