Trump defends Muslim travel ban in wake of London Bridge terror attack
Trump began tweeting about the incidents about an hour after initial news reports that seven people had been killed in a terrorist attack in popular district of London on Saturday night.
"We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" the president tweeted.
We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017
A few minutes later he tweeted a message of support for Londoners: "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!"
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is a Muslim, criticised Trump's ban on refugees and immigrants from certain countries back in January, calling it “shameful and cruel”.
Khan shortly after the attack condemned the terrorists in a video message, “They are barbaric cowards and there is absolutely no justification for their evil and unforgivable actions.”