UK 15 September 2017 Parsons Green terror attack: Metropolitan Police condemn Donald Trump tweet The US president is accused of tweeting irresponsibly about the incident on the London Underground. Photo: Twitter screengrab and Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up The Metropolitan Police have called the US president’s tweet about a terror incident on the London Underground “unhelpful” and “pure speculation”. Responding to a blast at Parsons Green Tube station, south-west London, which is now being treated as a terror incident by the authorities, Donald Trump tweeted: “Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!” A police spokesperson told CNN that Trump’s tweet was, “pure speculation given we don’t know who is involved. Any speculation is unhelpful.” Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017 The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said he hasn’t “had a chance to look at Twitter, let alone tweet”, in response to questions about Trump’s comments. Asked about President Donald Trump's tweet on the #ParsonsGreen incident, London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he's been too busy to look at Twitter pic.twitter.com/fWeKeIYWMa — CNN (@CNN) September 15, 2017 The two have clashed before over terrorism in the UK, when Trump quoted Khan out of context in a tweet following the London Bridge attacks. “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed’!” he tweeted, when the mayor’s remarks were actually about increased police presence in the capital. › Laying the foundations for conflict-free construction Anoosh Chakelian is the New Statesman’s Britain editor. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!