President Trump called for the courts to uphold his travel ban on several majority-Muslim countries after London police are responding to incidents involving a van injuring people on London Bridge and stabbings.
“We need to be smart, vigilant and tough,” Trump tweeted. “We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”
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
Trump later tweeted that “whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U.K., we will be there.”
Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017
Trump also retweeted a tweet from the conservative Drudge Report which said: “Fears of new terror attack after van ‘mows down 20 people’ on London Bridge…” However, authorities did not confirm whether the incidents in London were terror-related at the time of Trump’s Twitter activity. Two of the incidents were declared terror-related about an hour later.
Earlier in the evening it was reported that Trump, back at the White House, was being briefed on the situation in London by his national security team.
The Trump administration signaled earlier this week that it plans to appeal a lower court’s decision to strike down the ban to the Supreme Court.
This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner