Donald Trump has waded into the debate on this morning’s Parsons’s Green Tube blast with a series of inflammatory tweets.
The US President posted four times on the topic in 20 minutes, blaming ISIS and calling for the internet to be turned off to clamp down on terror recruitment.
In his first tweet on the subject, Trump blamed a “sick and demented” “loser terrorist” for the attack.
The tweet also seemed to imply that Scotland Yard knew about the terror attack.
The comment by Trump, who riled Londoners after getting into a row with Sadiq Khan after the London Bridge terror attack, has since been criticised by Theresa May.
The PM (not known for criticising the US President) said it wasn’t “helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation“.
In his next post, Trump seemingly called for the internet – “their main recruitment tool” – to be “cut off”.
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He referred to his infamous travel ban in his third tweet, saying it should be “larger, tougher and more specific – but stupidly, that would be politically correct!”
In his fourth and – so far – final post, Trump said his “proactive and nasty” approach had allowed the US to make “more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in eight years”.
Is he making a point about ISIS, the internet or his own travel ban? We’re not sure.
At this point, we have no idea who’s responsible for the attack in Parsons Green, so blaming ISIS may be a little premature.
We await the next instalment…