Trump instructs Homeland to 'step up' vetting program after Manhattan terror attack

Saul Bowman
November 2, 2017

President Trump who was responding to Tuesday's terrorist attack in NY said new measures are already being put in place by homeland security. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!' Trump tweeted Tuesday night around 9pm ET.

Eight people were killed and numerous others wounded when the suspect rammed a pickup truck into pedestrians in Lower Manhattan and collided with a school bus, officials said.

Bicycles and debris lie on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people in NY.

"She reiterated that the UK will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States in defeating the evil of terrorism", the Downing Street said in a statement.

There has been no movement by the White House to address gun laws or otherwise respond to the Las Vegas shooting since. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said there was no evidence of a wider plot, attributing the attack to the "actions of one individual".

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attack in New York City and their families", Trump had said in a statement after the attack.

'In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person, ' Trump wrote at first.

In practice, that promise so far has been labeled "enhanced vetting", which has been implemented in regards to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. He later gave a speech that warned that terrorists were being allowed to flow into the U.S. because of a failed immigration system and delivered a speech unveiling his proposals for "extreme vetting".

Trump's tweet was vague on what aspect of vetting Homeland Security should "step up". "Enough!" he said in another tweet.

Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who publicly denounced the president in a speech last week, reminded Trump that a bipartisan immigration reform bill would have ended the lottery program. The officials further added that the contents are being investigated and the document supported the belief the act was terrorism.

For instance, earlier this year, when a van driver plowed into dozens of people in Barcelona, Spain, killing at least 13 people and leaving 80 injured, Trump immediately called it a "terrorist attack" and vowed that the United States will do "whatever is necessary to help".

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