Trump renews criticism of London Mayor Khan over attack

Police officers on Borough High Street as police are dealing with an incident on London Bridge in London Saturday

Trump renews criticism of London Mayor Khan over attack

The original quote was meant to reassure Londoners they had "no reason to be alarmed" about the "increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days" on the streets of the capital, rather than the attack itself.

Donald Trump has once again chose to comment on the London Bridge terror attack, which resulted in the deaths of seven individuals, by criticising Sadiq Khan. "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" Trump wrote, apparently misunderstanding Khan's earlier statement. During the USA 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.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said she did not think it was fair to characterise Trump's tweets as "picking a fight" with Khan, who is the first Muslim elected as London mayor.

Even prime minister Theresa May, whose Conservative government is now in an election battle with Khan's Labour, took the time on the campaign trail to give her backing to the mayor of London.

"Having said that, I think Donald Trump is wrong in what he said about Sadiq Khan, in relation to the attack on London Bridge". Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Khan said he did not have the time to respond to tweets of Donald Trump, adding that some people only want to divide communities.

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".

Trump, a day before, launched an attack on the London Mayor, while apparently misconstruing a statement made by him post the incident.

Ever since Mr Trump came into power, both Mr Khan and him have had a bitter relationship as the U.S. president and his family has never left a chance to put Mr Khan on the spot, often taking his quotes out of context; all this only because he is Muslim.

"Every time he puts something out there, he gets criticized by the media, all day every day", Trump, Jr said.

Less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured scores more at an Ariana Grade concert in Manchester, Islamic terrorists killed seven and injured another 48 people during an attack on London Bridge.

A day after bombings in NY and New Jersey, Khan tells The London Standard that attacks are "part and parcel" of life in major cities.

"Honestly, I've got better and more important things to focus on", he told Sky News. It's being touted that he was referring specifically to "a visible increase in police activity on the streets of London in the wake of the attack". "I think on many, many things, Donald Trump is wrong". Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said it was clear the visit should not go ahead.

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