Egypt has suffered one of its deadliest terror attacks in its modern history.
At least 235 people have died and 109 were wounded after a bomb was detonated by Islamic State militants, who also opened fire in a mosque in Bir al-Abed, a town in northern Sinai, reports the New York Times.
In a strange response to this ruthless attack on Muslims, President Donald Trump advocated for his ban on U.S. travel from several majority Muslim nations, which has stalled in the courts, as well as his proposed wall on the American-Mexican border.
"We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will. Need the WALL, need the BAN!" he wrote Friday on Twitter.
Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life. We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will. Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
Trump's response was illogical, nonsensical, and ill-timed, as pointed out by many on social media.
Trump seems to be saying that the attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt is a good argument for his border wall with Mexico. https://t.co/XQU3tZMrsK
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 24, 2017
President responds to a terrorist attack against Muslims in Egypt by calling for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and a ban on travel from Muslim-majority countries that aren’t Egypt. https://t.co/rBOrXrnJBz
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 24, 2017
True, a wall along the Mexican/American border is the logical response to a terror attack in Egypt. https://t.co/ofP8BjOTmi
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 24, 2017
Mexicans did this in Egypt?
— nils minkmar (@nminkmar) November 24, 2017
Need the wall for what? What's the wall have to do with Muslims getting attacks in Egypt?
— IR.net (@IRdotnet) November 24, 2017
Why the HELL are you talking about that DAMN WALL?!?!
— Tonya Lucas (@momluke1971) November 24, 2017
I'm confused, please help me understand: How are the WALL and the BAN going to help the people of Egypt?
— Landon Schnabel (@LandonSchnabel) November 24, 2017
This is not the first time Trump has used terror attacks to advance his own political agenda. In September, Trump promoted the travel ban as well as his own accomplishments in response to the deadly terror attack in London.