On Saturday at the London Bridge, a van plowed through a crowd while striking dozens of people. After multiple reports considered the attack an apparent act of terror, Donald Trump decided to offer his thoughts on social media.

Trump on London

In yet another reported act of terrorism, the London Bridge was the location of the latest attack. According to various reports, a van made its way onto the bridge in question on Saturday, striking multiple people in the process.

Reuters spoke to an eyewitness who noted that "three men got out with long blades, twelve inches long and went randomly along Borough High Street stabbing people at random." In total, three separate incidents were reported in the area, who two others taking place around the Borough Market, with CNN adding that an attacker entered a nearby restaurant and began stabbing those inside. As of press time, UK police are on the hunt for at least three suspects, with more than one fatality being confirmed by local authorities.

In response, United States President Donald Trump was quickly briefed on what took place, before giving his thoughts during a series of Twitter posts on June 3.

Taking to his Twitter account not long after the story broke, Donald Trump condemned the attacks in London, while once again calling on his controversial travel ban to be put in place.

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"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!" Trump tweeted out.

In a follow-up tweet, Donald Trump took a calmer tone by lending support from the United States to those in London.

"Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!" Trump wrote on Twitter. Prior to both tweets, the president re-tweeted the right-wing Drudge Report who ran with the headline "Fears of new terror attack after van 'mows down 20 people' on London Bridge." The attack comes less than two weeks after an Islamic terrorist bombed an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, only furthering the issues facing Europe over how to handle threats from the Middle East and those inspired by religious terrorist groups.

Twitter reacts

After just seconds of posting his tweets, Donald Trump was instantly hit with his own round of backlash for exploiting the latest terror attacks to push his travel ban. "HOLY F*CK! ARE YOU SERIOUSLY USING A FRESH TERROR ATTACK TO PUSH YOUR DISGUSTING XENOPHOBIC AGENDA?" Jules Suzdaltsev tweeted.

"F*ck You, Trump," songwriter Holly O'Reilly tweeted out. "We don't need your unconstitutional Muslim ban. Extra level of discrimination not an extra level of safety," director Adam Best wrote. The negative reaction continued as it was made clear that the partisan divide over the issue wasn't going to end anytime soon.

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