Theresa May scolds Trump for speculating about London terror attack

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On 3 June, the day of the terrorist attack on London Bridge, the president tweeted: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

"Another attack in London by a loser terrorist".

"I think he means generally this kind of activity is what we're trying to prevent", McMaster told reporters Friday.

Donald Trump said Friday after the latest terror attack in London that his controversial six-nation travel ban should be broadened and made 'tougher'. He also attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to the attack, prompting Khan to call on United Kingdom officials to cancel the president's upcoming visit.

Asked about Trump's comments, May said, "I never think it's helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation".

The bomb exploded on a packed train during rush hour on Friday, leaving at least 22 people injured but no one seriously hurt.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in connection with the attack, though police have not identified or charged him.

Nick Timothy, a former senior aide to British Prime Minister Theresa May, echoed London police's comments.

In a series of Tweets, the president claimed his administration had "made more progress in the last nine months" against the so-called Islamic State than his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Trump concluded: "Must be proactive & nasty!" "The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!" he added, also giving no details.

Under the order, foreign nationals are banned for 90 days from six countries - Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen - and refugees lacking a link to the US are barred for 120 days.

Scotland Yard also dismissed the Trump's claims.

Trump has not been shy in critiquing Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, on Twitter since taking office with Khan even calling on the British government to cancel Trump's state visit. His post comes ahead of a key Supreme Court hearing next month on the constitutionality of his executive order on the ban.

On September 7 a federal court in San Francisco, the liberal-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the travel ban.

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