After London attack, May faces election heat over police cuts

Olive Rios
June 5, 2017

"MSM (mainstream media) is working hard to sell it!"

On Sunday, however, Lukens split with the president to praise Khan in a post on the USA embassy's Twitter account.

He also commended citizens as wells as responders to the tragedy and offered his support to Britain, writing, "America grieves with you".

"We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people", Trump said Sunday.

"We got blocked in".

In a string of Twitter comments Sunday, the USA leader vowed support for Britain in the aftermath of Saturday's deadly attack in London, criticized London's mayor and took a tough stance on fighting terrorism. Khan spoke those words in a television interview Sunday in the context of reassuring Londoners about an increased police presence they might see.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he wants a quick Supreme Court ruling to reinstate his ban on travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries where terrorist attacks have occurred.

"We are all shocked and angry today, but this is our city", he said.

"So I'm not afraid to say when I think President Trump is getting things wrong".

Trump commented on the vehicle and knife attack that killed at least seven people in London at the conclusion of a fundraiser for Ford's Theater, scene of one of the most famous acts of bloodshed in American history: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

In Britain's third Islamist attack in as many months, three men rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night before running into the bustling Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people indiscriminately.

She said: "In Manchester, we had to be - the police had to be - absolutely sure that there was no additional material or explosives out there that could mean there could be a follow-up attack".

May tried to deflect the pressure onto Corbyn, a pacifist who has opposed some security legislation in parliament and expressed reservations in the past about police responding to armed attackers with "shoot-to-kill" tactics. The assailants were wearing what appeared to be fake explosive vests, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley told reporters.

The Prime Minister announced that 11 people remain in police custody in connection with the investigation.

In a series of tweets that began late Saturday, Trump also pushed his stalled travel ban, mocked gun control supporters and pledged that the United States will be there to help London and the United Kingdom. Trump posted that the U.S. Department of Justice should have pushed his "original" travel ban, or sought a tougher version of the executive order meant to temporarily bar citizens of six predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States, and not the "watered down, politically correct version" now in front of the Supreme Court.

After the London attack, Trump noted, "Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now?"

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