London suffered a serious terrorist attack the other day with multiple lives lost as pedestrians were rammed with vans and stabbed with knives:
#LondonBridge: According to one report 15-20 people were injured, some seriously, after the car ploughed into them https://t.co/pYkiuFVi5F pic.twitter.com/lFqUd7z09y— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 3, 2017
'I saw a man in red with a large blade stabbing a man': witnesses describe #LondonBridge terror attack https://t.co/41zRzZsULf pic.twitter.com/hksBrbghCl— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 4, 2017
Eyewitness Alex Shellum tells BBC about moment a woman entered Mudlark pub at #LondonBridge with serious injuries https://t.co/uqQwAuKckJ pic.twitter.com/1iGpY6yJtD— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 4, 2017
Moment police opened fire on #LondonBridge attackers caught on camera https://t.co/YAa7hbXRZZ pic.twitter.com/yyJ6IKrBgO— ITV News (@itvnews) June 5, 2017
Here’s a map of the Terrorist Attack at London Bridge.https://t.co/3Loy5vMIYY #london #londonattack #londonbridge #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/SxNKaa1E5S— Sir Arnold Robinson (@uk_expat) June 3, 2017
Updates: Two men shot dead by police following terrorist attack in #LondonBridge #BoroughMarket named https://t.co/prQUaxy2k4 pic.twitter.com/LR4klVhZ64— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 5, 2017
Thousands join vigil held for #LondonBridge terror attack victims https://t.co/qlidV1UDkR pic.twitter.com/61fxCKFpaQ— ITV News (@itvnews) June 5, 2017
Londoners rallied and started helping each other, as they always do, as sympathy poured in from the world.
On the other hand, our erstwhile 'leader' Donald The Trump spent the next 24 hours tweeting about fear of Muslims, pushing his Muslim Ban in the United States, and criticizing the Mayor of London - also a Muslim. He seemed to have no clue that emergencies call for a calm and cool response, not fear-mongering and political shenanigans. But then again, when has Trump ever been "Presidential" in any situation?
Fears of new terror attack after van 'mows down 20 people' on London Bridge...— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) June 3, 2017
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
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
We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That's because they used knives and a truck!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2017
Jennifer Rubin writes in The Washington Post:
...The Brits fought back, launching drinking glasses and chairs at the savages who attacked them. The police acted with lightning-fast precision, killing the three assailants within eight minutes of the emergency call. And, God Bless him, a man returned to the bar where he experienced Saturday’s horror — to pay his bill and tip. Civilization is not going to be driven out of Britain by three or three hundred killers.
Meanwhile — and it pains me to write this — our president acted like a clod, a heartless and dull-witted thug in sending out a series of tweets....
. . . One is prompted to ask if he is off his rocker. But this is vintage Trump — impulsive and cruel, without an ounce of class or human decency. His behavior no longer surprises us, but it should offend and disturb us, first, that he remains the face and voice of America in the world and, second, that his fans hoot and holler, seeing this as inconsequential or acceptable conduct.
Keith Olbermann stated in his GQ "The Resistance" Video:
Let me apologize again to the world, particularly to the United Kingdom, on behalf of the United States of America. Donald Trump is not of sound mind. We are working to correct the problem as soon as possible. . . . In almost any other job in this country, assuredly in any other private sector job, no matter the financial cost, no matter the upheaval, no matter the blow-back, Donald Trump, our national embarrassment, our international disgrace, would have been fired by now.... everywhere from the Board Room at Microsoft to the deep fryer at McDonald's.
NEW: An apology to the U.K. and the world for Trump and these tweets. Anybody else would've been fired by now. pic.twitter.com/d7Me4IKAm6— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) June 6, 2017
Kevin Siers: #LondonBridge terror attack and Trump's tweets: https://t.co/pPhSJiZNO2 pic.twitter.com/YG2lIiuhTE— Kevin Siers (@KevinSiers) June 5, 2017
They had to use knives and a truck because they couldn't get hold of guns. Imagine the carnage if they had & had returned police fire. https://t.co/1KiDnZzOUk— Robert Harris (@Robert___Harris) June 4, 2017
Lets be super clear here: Trump is going after Sadiq Khan because he's a Muslim. Period.— Kevin Phelan (@KPhed) June 5, 2017
It's called 'leadership', Donald. The terrorists were dead 8 minutes after police got the call. If we need an alarmist blowhard, we'll call. https://t.co/NUiy9j4fBt— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 4, 2017
Rather than crafting placards, I think we should enlarge Trump's London tweets so they're on camera everywhere he goes to 'show support.' https://t.co/BvpdfBzSiA— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2017
Very sad to see Mr Trump attack London Mayor on a day for sympathy not criticism. The world needs to work together, not create more division— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) June 5, 2017
Mayor Sadiq Khan is doing an extraordinary job supporting Londoners in a time of pain. President Trump's attack on him is unacceptable.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 5, 2017
Dan Rather blasts Trump's "careless statements that deepen division" after London attack https://t.co/tjBL7GqCo8 pic.twitter.com/YJN4kJ9562— The Hill (@thehill) June 6, 2017
Here's the proper context for Sadiq Khan's 'no reason to be alarmed' remark.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 5, 2017
Trump's tweet takes him out of context https://t.co/a2DE2X2dhf pic.twitter.com/LvDqjKSWwo
Spokesperson for London Mayor Sadiq Khan: "He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet." pic.twitter.com/sAPEuua4CQ— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 4, 2017
Mayor of London calls for cancellation of Trump's visit to United Kingdom https://t.co/Pua3UNDjhH pic.twitter.com/fDiUGY7rvl— The Hill (@thehill) June 6, 2017
Breaking: London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Cancel Trump's state visit to the U.K. https://t.co/zwmC9b3Hkg pic.twitter.com/UHpn4DWWfh— Don Burcham (@burcham_don) June 6, 2017
The Panic President https://t.co/XXr43VtXLs #Trump #politics #LondonBridge #terrorism pic.twitter.com/PrlSdh2vkI— Brittany Page (@brittanyepage) June 6, 2017
London Mayor: "I've really not got time to respond to tweets from Donald Trump...some people want to divide our communities." pic.twitter.com/CWxFBKmYOg— ABC News (@ABC) June 5, 2017
#UPDATE London Mayor Sadiq Khan accused President Donald Trump of seeking to divide communities in Britain https://t.co/kdrt4sRQpk pic.twitter.com/b9Tw21dDFL— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 5, 2017
Trump: London Mayor Khan is "pathetic"— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 5, 2017
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "I don't see that the president is picking a fight" pic.twitter.com/9BsOlaF3Sy