Earlier this morning, an improvised explosive device hidden in a bucket on the London Underground detonated, causing minor wounds to the passengers around it.
President Trump, without bothering to “wait for the facts” like he wanted to when a neo-Nazi murdered a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia, took to Twitter and declared that it was a “terror” attack without having official confirmation from British security services, and declared that Scotland Yard (The British equivalent of the FBI) already had had their “sights” on him.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
This means that the President of the United States either just released classified information on Twitter for millions to see, or he’s just making things up again to sound smart.
Either way, the British are not pleased with the President’s outburst.
Nick Timothy, the man who until recently served as Prime Minister Theresa May’s chief of staff, took to Twitter to slam the President for his irresponsible statements, with a helpful translation by the editor of Buzzfeed UK, Janine Gibson:
We can certainly agree with that assessment, Mr. Timothy. It’s galling to see the President of the United States behave so cavalierly about what might be classified information – or to be making things up entirely to make himself seem more Presidential.
When it comes to terrorism, Trump is quick to jump the gun – but when it comes to white supremacy, both sides are to blame.
What do you think?
Colin Taylor is the managing editor of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.