Scrap Trump's state visit, urges London mayor Sadiq Khan

Scrap Trump's state visit, urges London mayor Sadiq Khan

Scrap Trump's state visit, urges London mayor Sadiq Khan

The president has renewed his push for the travel ban in the wake of the vehicle and knife attack in London that left seven people dead and dozens injured.

London mayor Sadiq Khan today vowed that the capital "will never be broken" by terrorism as he led a vigil for victims of last weekend's terror attack in the city.

Mr Trump hit back, however, tweeting: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

In one instance, he leveled an inaccurate criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, saying the mayor was telling people there was "no reason to be alarmed" about the attack.

City Hall declined to respond to Trump's comments, beyond claiming they were "ill-informed" and deliberately took Khan's remarks out of context.

This appeared to have rankled the notoriously thin skinned President, who added to his criticism this afternoon.

Khan isn't paying any mind to Trump or his tweets right now because the mayor of London simply has "more important things to do". "MSM is working hard to sell it!", Trump said in a Tweet.

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

Trump's tweets were criticised by a number of British politicians.

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

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

Trump's latest missive at Khan was part of several Monday morning tweets from the president.

Trump again hammers Khan, saying the mainstream media is abetting Khan's timidity.

In the past, Khan has also criticized President Trump for his views. "I've got better and more important things to focus on". Following the attack, the London mayor released a statement warning his constituents that their city would have an intensified police presence.

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.

They said of Mr Khan: "He has risen above this crisis of death and destruction, as mayors continue to do, to alleviate fear, to bring comfort to his people of London and to give support to the first responders who continue to protect, defend and provide emergency care to his people of London".

"I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it is wrong to say anything else", she said.

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