Trump orders tougher vetting after NY attack

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The US termed the incident as an "act of terrorism".

"At some point, perhaps that will come". At least eight people were killed and 11 others injured in Lower Manhattan today after a gunman in a truck plowed through a busy bike path, an incident the USA termed as an "act of terrorism".

President Donald Trump said his Justice Department is a "joke" and blamed Dems for Tuesday' attack that killed eight people in Manhattan, saying they "do not want to do what is right for the country". Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!' Trump tweeted Tuesday night around 9pm ET.

"In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person", Trump said the tweet. We have to get much smarter.

During the campaign and into his presidency, Trump has been quick to jump to conclusions after reports of an apparent terrorist attack, sometimes within minutes of initial reports and almost always before local officials have officially reached the conclusion that the attack amounted to terrorism.

First political blame from Trump: Follows up with tweets the morning of November 1, blaming Democratic New York Sen.

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Then-candidate Trump responded by suggesting that President Barack Obama was either not tough enough or was being willfully blind to the threat from such attackers. "The scourge of terrorism is unfortunately still with us, and we must remain vigilant as ever".

This response, taking action against Muslims, is in stark contrast with Trump's response to the Las Vegas shooting recently. Trump said on Twitter.

A awful idea: "President Donald Trump's Twitter demand Wednesday morning that a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate be inserted in the Republican tax bill came out of the blue-and it's going over like a lead balloon on Capitol Hill".

The New York Police Department said a driver steered a vehicle on to a bike path just north of Chambers Street in the Tribeca neighborhood and struck multiple people.

Trump also linked the attack to the Islamic State, even though authorities have yet to determine that the suspect has any ties to the terrorist group. Uzbekistan, a largely Muslim nation in central Asia, was not part of the ban.

"You'll have to contact the White House regarding the President's tweet", said Homeland Security acting press secretary Tyler Houlton.