02 November, 2017
The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on Wednesday said President Donald Trump did not call the United States justice system "a joke" and "a laughingstock".
London, Nov 1 British Prime Minister Theresa May today spoke to US President Donald Trump to express her condolences over the terror attack in NY and called for an global approach to tackle poisonous terrorist ideology online.
A leading U.S. political commentator has said a travel ban or increased vetting would not have stopped the suspect in the New York City attack.
"Enough!" The suspect was identified by USA media as Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national who entered the United States in 2010. Eight people were killed and 11 others injured as the truck veered into a bike path in lower Manhattan.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security called the incident an "apparent act of terrorism".
"We also have to come up with punishment that is far quicker and far greater" for terrorists, he added.
The program aims to diversify the immigrant population in the USA, so selected applicants are mostly from countries with low rates of immigration to the states.
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Of 25 terror attacks in the United States linked to or inspired by Islamic extremist groups over the last 20 years, only two perpretrators were from countries which would be included in President Trump's travel ban, and even then they may not have been banned from entering the United States due to their country of residence at the time. Trump tweeted Tuesday night.
Asked to reconcile his responses to the attacks in Orlando and Las Vegas, Sanders suggested Trump had adopted a different tack since assuming the mantle of the presidency. Law enforcement is following this closely.
He has also spoken out against the Democrats, blaming them for allowing people like Saipov to enter the country and orchestrate terrorist attacks, totally undetected.
Prior to a meeting with his Cabinet Wednesday around noon - about 18 hours after the attack - Trump proposes action be taken on the diversity lottery program - the means by which the alleged attacker made it into the US.
Hours earlier, Trump said just that.
Still, Muminov said no one thought Saipov was capable of committing a terrorist attack. "We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter)".
How about the words Trump uses to describe the men who perpetrated these attacks?