Rose Garden

Q    Mr. President, any reaction to London, the terror attacks?

MR. PRESIDENT:  No, it’s a terrible thing — just keeps going and going.  And we have to be very smart, and we have to be very, very tough, which perhaps we’re not nearly tough enough.

But that is just an absolutely terrible thing.  In fact, I’m going to call the Prime Minister right now.

Q    Have you been briefed on the London bomb attack?

THE PRESIDENT:  Yes, I have — on numerous things happening, including North Korea.  So I’ve been briefed, and I’m going to get right now for the briefing.  And I’m going to see Frank inside here.

Q   (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT:  We have to be tougher.  We have to be smarter.  Thank you.

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