Monday, June 5, 2017

Trump seizes on London attack to push domestic crackdown

Trump seizes on London attack to push domestic crackdown: President Donald Trump seized on the London terror attack to demand the US ban on travelers from some Muslim countries be reinstated Monday, sparking a diplomatic row with Britain and jeopardizing his legal defense of the measure in the process.

In the wake of Saturday's deadly attack, Trump renewed calls for a travel crackdown, while attacking London's Muslim mayor, the media, Democrats, judges and opponents who accuse him of playing the politics of fear.

Trump has made combatting jihadists a central plank of his politics, using deliberately inflammatory rhetoric and attacking the "political correctness" of those advocating a nuanced approach.

The "special relationship" with Britain became the latest casualty of that hardline stance Monday.

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