“Another attack in London by a loser terrorist,” Trump tweeted. “These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!”
It is unclear what the president meant by “in the sights of Scotland Yard,” the London police force, as no suspects had been publicly identified at the time of his tweets.
Twitter users on Friday morning said a “bag exploded” on a train at Parsons Green, a station on the District Line in west London. The police say the object was an improvised explosive device.
In his tweets, Trump called for dealing with terrorists “in a much tougher manner,” such as cutting off internet recruitment.
“Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner. The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!” Trump tweeted.
The president also addressed domestic and international security, tweeting about his controversial travel ban and the ongoing fight against the Islamic State.
“The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!” Trump tweeted.
“We have made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years. Must be proactive & nasty!”