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Meantime, president trump is taking heat over what he tweeted about the London terror attack. The president getting a rebuke from the Britain prime minister about making what may be unsupported statements in the middle of a terror investigation. ABC’s Gloria Riviera is in Somerset, New Jersey, near where the president is staying this weekend ahead of the upcoming united nations general assembly meeting in New York City. Gloria, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Dan. That’s right. And this is not the first time president trump has touched a nerve in his criticism of how the uk handles these terror incidents or intelligence issues. And this time British officials are calling his comments extremely unhelpful. Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of London who suffered a vicious terrorist attack. Reporter: President trump offering sympathy for the victims of the attack as Britain’s prime minister scolded the president for his initial reaction on Twitter. Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and depended people who were in the sights of Scotland yard. Must be proactive. Our George Stephanopoulos sat down with prime minister Theresa may in the hours following the attack. President trump was up and tweeting this morning. He said that those behind the this were in the sights of Scotland yard. Is that true? Well, I don’t think it’s helpful for anyone to speculate what is on ongoing investigation. Reporter: In Washington the president’s team backpedaling attempting to explain what the president meant. Obviously all of our law enforcement efforts are focused on this terrorist threat so I think if there was an attack here, god forbid, we would say they were in the sights of the FBI so I think he didn’t mean anything beyond that. Reporter: But the president was clear in reviving his call for a tougher travel ban on some majority Muslim countries in the wake of the attack. The travel ban into the united States should be far larger, tougher and more specific, but stupidly that would not be politically correct. I think what is important is that we’re able to have the powers to identify people who may be wanting to cause us harm and are plotting to cause us harm. Reporter: The U.S. Embassy in London is warning Americans traveling to the uk or already in the country that Ian mentioned that threat level remains high and should review their personal security plans. Dan,…

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