In the wake of the London terror attack, Mr. Trump took to tweeting criticism of London’s mayor Sadiq Khan’s handling of the matter.
Within hours of the London Bridge attack, the President tweeted: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!”
In fact, Mr Khan had said: “My message to Londoners and visitors to our great city is to be calm and vigilant today.”
“You will see an increased police presence today, including armed officers and uniformed officers. There is no reason to be alarmed by this.”
Trump has had Khan in his sights ever since the mayor, last year, condemned his “ignorant” proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US, warning it would “make both our countries less safe”.
But Khan refused to stoop down to the Trump level. A spokeswoman said, “The Mayor is focused on dealing with Saturday’s horrific and cowardly attack.”
Now…PM Theresa May is under pressure to withdraw the invitation to Trump to visit Great Britain.
Theresa May seemed hesitant to defend Khan, ducking questions and refusing to offer a direct criticism to Trump’s comments while on her campaign trail. Eventually, after repeated questions, she answered, “I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it’s wrong to say anything else.”
But Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader condemned Theresa May’s “supine relationship” with the President, saying: “Trump is an embarrassment to America.
“In the wake of three recent terrorist attacks, two of which killed people on the streets of London, Donald Trump decides to use his time in the Oval Office to attack the Mayor of London over Twitter.
“Sadiq Khan has shown dignity and leadership. Theresa May absolutely must withdraw the state visit. This is a man insulting our national values at a time of introspection and mourning.”
The senior Labour MP, David Lammy, tweeted: “You are truly beneath contempt. You are just a troll. Show some bottle please PM. Cancel the state visit and tell Trump where to get off.”
Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has intimated that he may put a hold on Trump’s controversial state visit to Britian if he is elected Prime Minister.
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