Trump denounces attack in London, urges "proactive" steps

Trump denounces attack in London, urges

After a bomb exploded on a train during rush hour in London on Friday, President Donald Trump suggested the US needs a "tougher and more specific" travel ban as a response.

The teenager was arrested in the coastal town of Dover, about 130kms from London.

A blast went off on a train in Parsons Green station in west London on Friday morning, that the British police later confirmed was a "terrorist incident".

Twenty-two people are being treated in hospital following an explosion on Parsons Green Tube train.

"Another attack in London by a loser terrorist".

Speaking after chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee, the prime minister said there would be an increased armed police presence on the transport network in London.

"This is a proportionate and sensible step which will provide extra reassurance and protection while the investigation progresses", she said.

A total of 35 people have been killed in four previous attacks in London and Manchester this year.

Trump's tweets took an apparent dig at British police, implying that they could have done more to stop the attack, which left at least 29 people injured.

The tweet came after another message in which he appeared to suggest that the attacker had been known to police, despite Scotland Yard not having said so. 'These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. "Must be proactive", Trump said in a series of tweets.

Trump said that the attack was carried out by "a loser terrorist" and urged the be proactive in combating terrorism.

The president also used the attack to promote his travel ban that is aimed at temporarily barring people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

"But right before I sent the tweet I realised it would be so much better to just make the actual product". I want the facts.

Theresa May didn't like Trump's comments.

"I don't think at any stage of this that our leaders have really contemplated the scale of the problem that we face", the former United Kingdom Independence Party leader told "Fox & Friends". In June, he criticized London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, over his response to another terrorist attack, misconstruing Mr. Khan's words.

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