02 November, 2017
'We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Opposition Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, also expressed his "solidarity" with those affected in a tweet soon after the attack.
The next 24 hours - and the 24 hours after that, etc. - were also not an appropriate time to discuss potential legislation to address the scourge of gun violence, which has claimed vastly more USA lives than terrorism on American soil since 2001.
The accused was later shot by a police officer in the abdomen. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
As one of thousands of New Yorkers who regularly rides on the path where this attack took place, I'm particularly grateful to the NYPD and first responders who work day in and day out to keep us safe, and to those that responded to the scene today.
Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to the attack, saying: "I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program".More news: Research Shows Cannabis Users Have More Sex
Trump discussed plans of a travel ban that was labelled a "Muslim ban" by critics during his Presidential campaign. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!' Trump tweeted Tuesday night around 9pm ET.
The tweets earned Trump a rebuke from British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said it is "never helpful for anyone to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation".
Also, "he didn't answer when reporters pressed him about whether the shooting was an act of 'domestic terrorism.' Trump previously addressed the nation in a somber speech on Monday morning, labeling the shooting 'pure evil'".
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described the attack "cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians".
NY police said the suspect, who police shot and detained at the scene, used a rented van to mow down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path near where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center once stood. The New York Times said he entered the country in 2010 and that handwritten notes in Arabic found near his truck indicated allegiance to Islamic State, citing law enforcement officials. After surgery, he is in critical condition. The decision is because of the NY bombing that killed 8 people and injured 11. Near the company's rental trucks, the van is parked.