British Prime Minister Theresa May told President Trump she was unhappy with his suggestion on Friday that the suspects in a recent London terrorist attack were “in the sights” of London’s Metropolitan Police, Bloomberg reported.
In the aftermath of a bombing on a London train on Friday, Trump tweeted that the U.K. government “must be proactive” in its hunt for suspects and said that police had known about the perpetrators.
“Another attack in London by a loser terrorist,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!”
At the time, police had not named any suspects nor had they arrested a single person in connection with the attack. May stated in a television interview Friday that speculation was not a help in an ongoing investigation.
“I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” she said.
But according to Bloomberg, the British prime minister talked about her displeasure with Trump’s remarks directly to the president himself.
A bomb partially exploded on a London train in the middle of the morning rush hour on Friday, injuring 30 people and causing the government to raise the country’s terrorism threat level to “critical.”
On Saturday, an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, though police have not named or charged him. It’s not clear what role authorities think he may have had in the incident.
Similarly, May fumed to Trump after United States media published leaked important information about a British police investigation into the bombing in May of the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people.