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US President Donald Trump has accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of making a "pathetic excuse" over one of his comments in the wake of the attack that killed seven people in London.

Donald Trump Jr. criticized the mayor after a terror attack in London in March which left three dead and dozens wounded.

"The action of these three men on Saturday night was cowardly, was evil", Khan said at a news conference Monday.

Loud cheering and applause forced Mr Khan to pause his speech as he paid tribute to the emergency services and ordinary people who tried to help. "You do not commit these disgusting acts in my name", he told those gathered.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (right) and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick visit the scene of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market.

In a clear reference to Trump's tweets Sunday and Monday criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Clinton said: "It's a time for steady, determined leadership - like we are seeing from local authorities in London, including the mayor of London".

Mr Khan's spokesperson had described the first round of presidential tweets as "ill-informed" - and said they had deliberately taken his remarks out of context. Our president routinely has attacked the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its members.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he saw no reason to cancel Donald Trump's state visit to Britain after the US president criticised Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to the London Bridge killings.

"The point is, there is a reason to be alarmed". We are the safest global city in the world.

"And we thank our courageous emergency services and the fearless Londoners who risked their lives to care for others, you are the best of us".

"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", the mayors wrote in a statement on Sunday.

According to Sky News, the mayors of 1,400 USA cities have spoken out in support of Mr. Khan. Most recently, the president pulled America out of the Paris Accord.

Trump said the attack shouldn't start an immediate debate about gun control, as is often the case after a massacre in the United States, because the perpetrators didn't use firearms.

A YouGov poll of 1,000 Londoners published on Monday found that Khan was more trusted than both May and national Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to make the right decisions about keeping Britain safe from terrorism. "And this president is trying to do something to protect the people of this country". Much of last year's mayoral race focused on Khan's religion and family background, and his then-rival Zac Goldsmith accused him of having "repeatedly legitimized those with extremist views".

POTUS is also taking flack for a tweet that argues for his travel ban: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

Federal courts struck down the first proposal in January.

He said: "Today we mourn the loss of innocent lives".

He advocated for a return to the original version of the ban.

The husband of senior Trump aide Kellyanne Conway was among those who warned those remarks may pose legal problems for the administration at the Supreme Court.

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