Trump calls for courts to reinstate his travel ban amid London attacks
President Trump called for the courts to reinstate his travel ban just hours into a series of incidents involving a vehicle and stabbings in London that killed at least one person and injured several others Saturday.
“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!” Trump said on Twitter Saturday evening.
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
The president tweeted before it was clear whether the incidents in London were over. Details remained sketchy, and police had not released information about possible suspects and motives.
The president also tweeted his support for the victims in London and earlier retweeted a Drudge Report tweet that contained unconfirmed reports of the number injured.
British Prime Minister Teresa May said Saturday police are treating the incident as a potential act of terrorism.
The Metropolitan Police said they were called just after 10 p.m. local time to reports of a vehicle hitting pedestrians on the London Bridge, which crosses the River Thames in central London. Soon after, there were reported stabbings at nearby Borough Market.
Material from the Associated press was used in this report.