WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Donald Trump's response to attack in London is an unhelpful speculation, London's Metropolitan Police spokesperson said in an interview on Friday.
"Pure speculation, given we don’t know who is involved… Any speculation is unhelpful," the spokesperson told CNN.
Nick Timothy, former chief of staff to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, echoed the sentiment, saying such response from the leader of an allied nation and intelligence partner is not helpful.
However, later in the day, Trump said the terrorist attack in London shows the important of taking a "very, very tough" posture on global extremism. He also announced that he would have a phone conversation with UK Prime Minister Theresa May after the attack in the London Underground.
Earlier in the day, an improvised explosive device detonated at the Parsons Green subway station in London. The explosion resulted in panic and a stampede in the morning rush hour; 22 people were hospitalized for non-dangerous wounds. The police are treating the incident as a "terrorist incident."