'Trump remarks could be fuelling the attacks on the US'

Eight people died when a man driving a rented truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists alongside the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday.

Head of international relations department at Wits, Prof John Stremlau says it is difficult to determine whether it was an act by terrorists.

He says the US in being caught in turmoil demagogued by Donald Trump

Trump initially said this is the act of the deranged individual..

Prof. John Stremlau, International Relations at Wits University

This is at the immigration tribalist demagoguery of Donald Trump which is not doing anyone any good now when you have societies that are in turmoil.

Prof. John Stremlau, International Relations at Wits University

Lets not start indicting people and that's what Trump intends to do.

Prof. John Stremlau, International Relations at Wits University

Donald Trump said on Twitter that he had ordered Homeland Security officials to “step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!”

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