Donald Trump Jr. goes on the offensive against London mayor

Erica Roy
June 7, 2017

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on the United Kingdom government on Monday to cancel a state visit by US President Donald Trump following a public row, mainly on Twitter, over the weekend terror attack in the British capital.

When critics rounded on him, saying he had not understood Mr Khan was talking about the police presence and not the terrorist threat, the president responded: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

Khan said Saturday said Londoners should not be alarmed by an increased police presence on the city's streets. Khan's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet.

That evening, Trump took to social media to blast Khan for his response to the attack.

And some Labour Party candidates and parliamentarians called for Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom later this year to be cancelled, the BBC reported.

On Monday, Clinton called for strengthened ties with global allies - a clear contrast with Trump, who has in recent days alarmed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and withdrawn the United States from a Paris climate accord.

"What have you got against them?"

"It is still not known whether the attackers were British citizens or immigrants and therefore whether a Trump-style freeze on entry of people from certain nations might have prevented the violence by three knife-wielding assailants, who were killed by police", the article reads.

Khan condemned the attack on Sunday, telling BBC that he's "appalled and furious" at what the "cowardly terrorists" did. You stand with them in times of adversity, but you call them out when they are wrong.

That tweet prompted several lawmakers to demand that May cancel Trump's scheduled trip to the UK. "I think on many, many things, Donald Trump is wrong".

It is the second day that Trump has twisted the mayor's words.

Asked about the spat with Mr Trump, Mr Khan told ITV1's Good Morning Britain: "We're not kids in a playground, he's the president of the US". "I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it's wrong to say anything else - he's doing a good job", she said at a press conference.

The Trump administration is expected to take the proposal to the Supreme Court next week.

According to Sky News, the mayors of 1,400 USA cities have spoken out in support of Mr. Khan.

On Tuesday, Khan also addressed Trump's renewed calls for his travel ban, which would temporarily bar people from six predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

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