Trump pledges support for United Kingdom after London terror tweet barrage
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 20:01
Trumped tweeted on Sunday after the mayor issued a statement saying "an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days - no reason to be alarmed".
Trump and the Mayor have clashed before, when Mr Khan said that as a Muslim he didn't want to be "the exception" to the President's travel ban.
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said "we need to look at our resourcing" in response to the emerging terrorism threat. One of the reasons we have the travel ban here through that executive order is a focus on national security.
But the most recent source of friction between the pair has come in the wake of the recent London Bridge attacks and after Mr Trump wrongly claimed the mayor had said there was "no reason to be alarmed" about the risk of terror attacks in London.
The war of words was the latest episode in a long simmering conflict between Trump and Khan, a Muslim who was elected as London's mayor in May 2016.
Khan, a Muslim, and Trump have a history of trading barbs, particularly over the president's travel ban - which is now tied up in several legal battles - and how it affects the world's Muslim population.
In response to the tweet, a spokesman for the mayor said Khan "has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context" his remarks.
How long can we keep watching this endless auto crash that is Donald Trump's presidency?
Speaking at an annual fundraiser for Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, the US President said he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May and "expressed our unwavering support for our allies in the United Kingdom".
"This bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end", he said, with his wife Melania beside him.
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, told NBC Monday that Trump's tweet Sunday was not a political attack.
The mayor of London says he doesn't care about the repeated insults he has received from the president of the United States, asserting Tuesday that he "really couldn't be bothered about what Donald Trump tweets". Trump wrote. MSM referred to mainstream media.
It's unclear whether the president has conveyed his requests to the Justice Department, which he oversees, in a forum other than Twitter.
Trump, a day before, launched an attack on the London Mayor, while apparently misconstruing a statement made by him post the incident. Whether we like it or not, they are also official pronouncements of the president of the United States. "That's because they used knives and a truck!"
Trump Jnr, an executive of the Trump Organisation, said: "You have to be kidding me?!"
"It is sad that officers have been injured very seriously in the attack on Saturday night", he continued.
Trump still had some points to make, using the attack in which three men steered a van at pedestrians then went on a stabbing spree.