US President Donald Trump has followed up his criticism of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan by accusing him of making a “pathetic excuse”.
After yesterday slamming the muslim mayor who belongs to the UK’s left wing Labour Party for telling citizens there was “no reason to be alarmed”, Trump today stepped up the 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
Trump had been accused of deliberated taking the mayor’s words of of context in his original comment.
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!”,” he posted, prompting a flurry of accusations that he had deliberately taken Khan’s words out of context.
The Mayor of London’s comment was made in reference to the increased police presence on the streets of Britain following three terror attacks in under three months.
His team later rebuffed Trump’s criticism, saying Khan had “more important things to do than respond.”
Trump’s tweets in the wake of the deadly London attack alternated between messages of support for the UK and calling for the approval of a travel ban on six mostly-Muslim countries.
Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017
We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017