President Donald Trump implied authorities were monitoring those responsible for setting off explosives in the London subway early Friday morning, adding that internet access to “loser terrorists” should be cut off.
The bombing in southwest London, which authorities are calling a “terrorist incident,” left 18 people wounded. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.
“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!” Trump tweeted early Friday morning.
He added in a second tweet that “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!”
It’s unclear what information, if any, the president is using to say the suspects “were in the sights” of Scotland Yard.
Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement on the incident, saying, “My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident.”
Trump also followed his tweets on the London incident with one criticizing the administration of former President Barack Obama while claiming success against fighting terrorists.
“We have made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years,” he said. “Must be proactive & nasty!”