Cable condemns Trump’s tweet after terror attack
Sir Vince Cable said Mr Trump had suggested security services were “falling down on the job”.
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has condemned US President Donald Trump’s tweet after the terror attack on a London train.
Sir Vince told the Lib Dem conference that Britain had the best security services in the world and the US president was out of line to cast aspersions on them.
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
Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner.The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
Sir Vince told delegates in Bournemouth: “The one really discordant part of this whole horrible incident was President Trump’s tweet.
“If you noticed this dreadful insinuation that somehow or other our security services were falling down on the job without a shred of evidence.
“I happen to know because I was in the Cabinet for five years, I’ve worked very closely with them, we have, probably, the best security services in the world.”