President Trump sparks outrage for 'politicizing' London attacks


President Trump doubled down on his call for a travel ban in the wake of two violent attacks in London.

And social media users are hitting back, with at least one saying that, for Trump, "...tragedy spells opportunity."

After news of the attacks broke, the president urged the federal court system to remove the block on his executive orders for a "travel ban" from several Muslim-majority nations.

"We need to be smart, vigilant and tough," he wrote. "We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!"

The ACLU Twitter account responded writing, "Glad we both agree the ban is a ban."

Minutes after his initial tweet, Trump then shared his sympathies to the citizens of London saying, "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there"

Other Twitter responses included "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough's, which read, "Attention Supreme Court-->Now he's calling it a travel ban again and giving you reason to uphold the lower courts' rulings."

UK commentator Iain Dale wrote, "Nice of our closest ally to express his sympathy and support at a time like this. Instead he uses this to make a political point. "

Seven people have been confirmed dead in the attacks, with more than 40 reported injured.