Trump lashes out at London mayor -- again

Dianna Christensen
June 6, 2017

Attacks at the London Bridge and Borough Market kill seven and injure nearly 50.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling on the British government to cancel a state visit from President Trump after Trump criticized his response to this weekend's terror attacks in London.

Trump said London Mayor Sadiq Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

Trump appeared to be referencing Khan's comments earlier in the day in which he said there was no reason to worry about the increased police presence in London.

This prompted Mr Khan's spokesman to state the mayor has "more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed" tweet, before Mr Khan later suggested he does not regard Mr Trump's planned state visit as welcome.

"But today US President renewed hostilities, accusing Khan of making a "pathetic excuse" and broadened his attack to include the press, claiming the "[mainstream media] is working hard to sell it!"

But British prime minister Theresa May said Khan was doing a "good job", echoing public sentiment across London.

Trump and Khan have spent the past year sniping at one another, largely over Trump's proposed travel ban that would temporarily bar some Muslims from entering the United States.

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"By standing together as a city we will send a powerful message here and around the world - that Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism", Khan said.

Trump blasted Khan over his remarks in a series of idiotic tweets early Sunday morning.

When asked how relevant Trump's tweets are, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said "they matter in the sense that they give him a communications tool" but said "the media obsesses over every period, dot".

At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"

In the past, Khan has also criticized President Trump for his views.

"I just haven't got time to respond to tweets from Donald Trump".

"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. British police said they were dealing with "incidents" on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market in the heart of the British capital Saturday, as witnesses reported a vehicle veering off the road and hitting several pedestrians.

The Trump administration last week formally asked the Supreme Court, the highest court in the US, to allow the ban to take effect, arguing that restricting immigration by refugees and visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen is necessary to protect USA national security.

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