Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of London’: Trump takes a more diplomatic tone after controversial Twitter comments that police had bomber ‘in their sights’ sparks phone confrontation with May

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  • Donald Trump said Friday morning: ‘Another attack in London by a loser terrorist’
  • Trump tweeted suspects had been ‘in the sights of Scotland Yard’ ahead of time
  • Mrs May said it is never helpful for people to be speculating about terror probe 
  • She raised her concerns directly with the US leader in in a phone call
  • A crude device set off Friday on London’s Tube could have killed dozens
  • The bombing injured at least 22 people, including a ten-year-old boy

Earlier he wrote: ‘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!’

His comments drew a swift rebuke from the Prime Minister, who said: ‘I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.’ She later challenged the president in person when he called her to discuss the case.

A Scotland Yard spokesman also criticised Mr Trump, saying: ‘The comments are unhelpful and pure speculation. If anyone has got any evidence or information, please contact the anti-terrorism hotline.’

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