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Trump steps up criticism of London mayor

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By Euronews
Trump steps up criticism of London mayor

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.

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!”,” 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.