Being a leader that never misses an opportunity to take advantage of a tragedy, United States President Donald Trump used the recent terrorist act in London, England to create support for his now defunct travel band.
While some of the details may still be unclear, it appears that a series of knife and track attacks may be related to recent terrorist activities in Europe. As Trump continues to pursue support for a travel ban he has been trying to get through the court systems, he is again calling for passage of temporary laws that would prohibit immigration from as many as six different Muslims countries.
The tweet from President Trump came at 7 p.m. Eastern Time this past Friday: “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!” The tweet hit Twitter while the details of event were still being sorted out.
The dispute over the proposed travel ban relates to an assumption being made based on some of President Trump past rhetoric. While the President has the power to implement some emergency laws aimed at protecting the country, the courts have determined he has submitted the travel ban order based on religious affiliations, which violates certain rights listed in the Constitution of the United States.
As seven innocent dead victims and three suspects were being pulled from the carnage related to a van being driven into a large group of pedestrians, followed by series of fatal stabbings, Trump immediately assumed it was the work of terrorists and went to work on his message.
The above incident also resulted in another 48 people being injured. The final body count could have been much higher had London police not arrive quickly on the scene to shoot and kill the suspects.