Trump renews feud with London mayor over terror attack

Robyn Ryan
June 7, 2017

US President Donald Trump again attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a tweet yesterday.

Trump took aim at Mayor Sadiq Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, by twice taking to Twitter to slam Khan's statement after the attack that Londoners had "no reason to be alarmed". During the U.S. presidential election campaign, Khan was among many people who spoke out against Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States, an idea he said would play into the hands of extremists. "And there are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong".

"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the President of the U.S. in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", Khan told the News Channel.

Following two pointed tweets from Trump, which misconstrued a statement from London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the British politician was largely dismissive of the President's criticisms. The organization, which supplies news reports to more than 6,700 news outlets and broadcasters, also found that Trump "got it wrong" in the Philippines case, calling it a terrorist attack when it was a robbery committed by a lone wolf.

Politicians in the United Kingdom on Monday called on the prime minister to withdraw the invitation for Mr Trump's state visit later this year.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Khan said: "Not unreasonably, these questions are being asked".

However, he denied Trump's tweets are "official statements", saying that such statements go through several legal filters before they are released.

"Sadiq Khan has shown dignity and leadership", said Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats.

On Saturday, three attackers careened a white van into pedestrians on London Bridge. "No reason to be alarmed".

The 46-year-old mayor, who assumed office in May 2016 after serving in Parliament, generally praised the "special relationship" between the United States and Britain.

When Trump heard such news, he greatly criticised mayor of London for the act.

The Washington Post later reported that when Trump was addressing his European colleagues at NATO's new headquarters in Brussels: "The normally disciplined Merkel later said it was all she could do not to make a face as Trump spoke, according to someone who traveled back to Germany with her".

Trump's son, Donald Trump, Jr., resurfaces that September tweet after an attack at Westminster.

Boris Johnson, the outspoken UK Foreign Secretary, said he saw "no reason" to withdraw the invitation to Trump.

He argues the measure is needed to prevent attacks in the USA, but critics say the policy is discriminatory and has little national security justification.

On Monday, the president attacked the Justice Department for revising the original measure, leaving it "watered down" and "politically correct".

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