Pres. Donald Trump calls for wall, travel ban after attack

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House on November 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will be calling his Egyptian counterpart “in a short while” to discuss Friday’s “tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life.”

At least 235 people were killed Friday when militants attacked a crowded mosque during prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives and spraying worshippers with gunfire.

Pres. Trump says in a tweet after departing one of his golf clubs in Florida that, “We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will.”

He adds: “Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt.”

Pres. Trump appears to be referring to his promises to build a border wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico and his efforts to bar people from certain Muslim-majority countries from coming to the U.S.