Trump: If this Political correctness doesn’t stop, it will only get worse


After a torrid night, in which at least seven people were killed in a terrorist rampage by three knife-wielding assailants in London, US President Trump took to Twitter to warn terrorism will “only get worse” if officials don’t “get down to the business of security for our own people” and end political correctness.

“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,” he tweeted just after 7am ET on Sunday as the world reeled from the third deadly terrorist attack in the UK in less than three months.

Trump also mocked London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s appeal for calm: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’ ” Trump said in a subsequent tweet.

“This is our city… and we will never be cowed by terrorism,” Mayor Khan said during a statement in which he called those behind the attack “barbaric cowards.”

In a statement to the BBC, Khan said “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed. One of the things the police and all of us need to do is ensure that we’re as safe as we possibly can be,” he continued.

Trump also focused on the weapons used in the attack, pointing out the absence of guns used and the resulting lack of a “gun debate”.
Late on Saturday, when details of the terrorist attack first emerged Trump renewed his call for the courts to approve his executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries prompting a harsh response from his critics who accused him of using a tragedy for promoting his political agenda.

“We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights,” Trump tweeted. “We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”