Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan again
Donald Trump used social media for the second day running to publicly criticise Sadiq Khan. Trump’s attack came after Khan’s response to the London Bridge terror attack.
“Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!”, Trump said.
It’s the second day in a row that Trump has launched an attack on Khan.
On Sunday 4 June, the Republican appeared to take offence to one particular statement by Khan. The mayor had said that “Londoners will see an increased police presence over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed”.
Seven people were killed after three terrorists used a van to mow down pedestrians in London Bridge on Saturday 3 June. They then stabbed bystanders in nearby Borough Market moments later.
In response to Sunday’s outburst, a spokesperson for the London Mayor spoke on behalf of Khan. He said the mayor “is busy working with the police, emergency services and the government to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack”.
“He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police – including armed officers – on the streets,” the spokesperson said.
“He’s doing a good job” – PM Theresa May on London mayor Sadiq Khan
Prime Minister Theresa May came to Khan’s defence, saying he was doing a “good job” and that they were working together closely in the wake of the weekend attack.
“I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it’s wrong to say anything else. He’s doing a good job,” May told reporters after a general election campaign speech.
May declined to directly criticise Trump for his tweet, which has prompted a fierce backlash in Britain.
Asked what it would take for her to publicly criticise the US President, May suggested that she “was not afraid” to speak out when Trump “gets things wrong”.
“I’ve been very clear, I’ve been very happy to say when I think President Trump is wrong – to have taken America out of the climate change agreement, the Paris agreement,” May said.
“So, I’m not afraid to say when I think President Trump is getting things wrong”.
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