After a makeshift bomb exploded in a London Underground station Friday and injured at least 30 people, Donald Trump tweeted speculatively about the investigation and took the time to promote his own immigration ban efforts.

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Unsurprisingly, British leaders— who have to actually deal with UK terrorist attacks, rather than just use them to build political capital— aren’t too pleased. In response, Prime Minister Theresa May said, “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.”

Her former chief of staff, Nick Timothy, commented in harsher terms.

According to The New York Times, Trump’s tweets only add to the strain that’s been buckling the US and UK’s special relationship.

It was the latest episode in which Mr. Trump was at odds with Britain over sensitive security issues. In June, he criticized London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, over his response to another terrorist attack, misconstruing Mr. Khan’s words. In March, the White House press secretary at the time, Sean Spicer, repeated allegations that a British intelligence agency had wiretapped Trump Tower, which British authorities dismissed as “utterly ridiculous.”

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UK novelist Matt Haig probably put it best.



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