Don­ald trump told to butt out af­ter tweet­ing

Irish Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY NI­COLA BARTLETT and DAN BLOOM

BRI­TISH PM Theresa May took a swipe at Don­ald Trump af­ter he claimed, be­fore any de­tails were re­leased, that the Par­sons Green bomber was known to po­lice. The US Pres­i­dent sparked a diplo­matic spat af­ter tweet­ing about the blast. He wrote yes­ter­day: “An­other at­tack in Lon­don by a loser ter­ror­ist. These are sick and de­mented peo­ple who were in the sights of Scot­land Yard. Must be proac­tive!” How­ever, the Prime Min­is­ter hit back, say­ing: “I never think it’s help­ful for any­body to spec­u­late on what is an on­go­ing investigation.” And the Metropoli­tan Po­lice said: “This is a live investigation. We will pro­vide up­dates as it pro­gresses. Any fur­ther wit­ness ap­peals will be is­sued in due course. Spec­u­la­tion is ex­tremely un­help­ful at this time.” Last night po­lice had still re­fused to re­lease any de­tails about the bomb sus­pect, or to say whether they were known to se­cu­rity forces. Trump later said he was briefed on the blast, but it was not clear whether that was be­fore his tweet. He added of the at­tack: “We have to be very smart, we have to be very, very tough, which per­haps we’re not nearly tough enough, but that is just an ab­so­lutely ter­ri­ble thing. “In fact, I’m go­ing to call the Prime Min­is­ter right now.” Down­ing Street con­firmed the Pres­i­dent called Mrs May “to offer his con­do­lences”.

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