President Donald Trump wasted no time on Saturday, demanding that the United States institute his travel ban as “an extra level of safety” following multiple violent outbreaks in London, UK.
A few minutes later he added:
Before that tweet, he sent out a link to a Drudge Report story that read: “Fears of new terror attack after van ‘mows down 20 people’ on London Bridge…”
Police in central London on Saturday were busy responding to a series of violent incidents, amid reports of gunfire, stabbings and at least one death.
Officials were forced to shut down the London Bridge after a white van mounted the pavement and hit a number of pedestrians.
A separate incident was later reported in Borough Market, on the south side of the river Thames and very close to the London Bridge.
London police force soon dispatched armed officers after hearing reports of gunfire and stabbings from multiple witnesses.
British Prime Minister Theresa May says the bridge incident is being treated as a “potential act of terrorism.”
Trump and May spoke on the phone and the White House late Saturday sent out a note that said Trump “offered his condolences for the brutal terror attacks on June 3 in central London. He praised the heroic response of police and other first responders and offered the full support of the United States Government in investigating and bringing those responsible for these heinous acts to justice.”
Vice President Mike Pence echoed Trump’s statement in a tweet: “Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims, courageous first responders & all the people of London. As President Trump said: WE ARE WITH YOU.”
On Thursday, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to revive Trump’s controversial travel ban executive order.
The Justice Department has asked to temporarily lift injunctions that bar officials from carrying out the directive.
Trump’s Muslim ban blocks entry to the United States for citizens of six majority-Muslim countries and halts the flow of refugees to the U.S. from around the world.
Trump has attempted to institute a travel ban twice and both orders were met with negative responses from the U.S. court system.
Every time there has been a violent incident around the world in the last several weeks, Trump has attempted to bring up the ban to serve his own selfish goals.
It’s not just terror attacks Trump is trying to turn into propaganda. When robbers attempted to steal money from a casino in Manila, Philippines, Trump demanded that his ban move forward.
Apparently every violent attack these days are just more sellings points for President Trump and his travel ban.
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