While looking of the New York terror attack, US President Donald Trump tweeted that he has ordered the Homeland Security to step up the country’s vetting programme. Trump had changed the banner on his Twitter account to the New York skyline.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s terrorist attack in New York City and their families,” Trump had said in a statement after the attack.Earlier, the US president took to Twitter to decry the attack, saying “we must not allow ISIS to return”.
“In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!” Trump tweeted.”We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!” he said in another tweet.
The Trump administration announced last week that it would resume accepting refugees after a 120-day ban, though arrivals from 11 “high-risk” countries, most of them home to Muslim majorities, will still be blocked.
THE NEW YORK TERROR ATTACK:
In the attack at least eight people were killed and 11 got injured in Lower Manhattan late Tuesday afternoon after a truck driver ploughed through a busy bike path. This incident is described as the first deadly terror attack in New York since the 9/11 carnage.
The suspect, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Florida, is said to be originally from Uzbekistan. After the attack he was shot in the stomach before being arrested.