Trump Again Proves His Claim About Waiting For ‘Facts’ After Charlottesville Was Garbage

U.S. President Donald Trump explained his botched response to a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month by saying he needed “the facts” before broadly denouncing violence from racist groups.

But Trump has repeatedly shown he’s not interested in waiting for the facts when it comes to other acts of terror.

Just hours after a bomb exploded in a West London Tube station on Friday ― with no information publicly available about potential suspects in the attack ― Trump attributed the violence to “loser terrorists” and “sick and demented people.” He also said his travel ban, which affects people from six Muslim-majority countries, “should be far larger, tougher and more specific.”

A police spokesperson told CNN that Trump’s comments about Scotland Yard were “pure speculation” and “unhelpful.” U.K. officials widely criticized Trump’s comments.

“I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, whom Trump had harshly criticized in June after a different attack, said he was “not going to go there.”

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the bombing in London as he attends a photo opportunity in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 15, 2017.

Less than a week after the Charlottesville protests on Aug. 12, Trump also issued an explosive statement against “Radical Islamic Terror” in the wake of an Aug. 17 attack in Barcelona, Spain, telling people to “study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught.”

That story ― which has no basis in fact ― is one Trump told on the campaign trail, when he spoke of Pershing executing Muslim insurgents in the Philippines in the early 1900s with bullets dipped in pig’s blood.

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