Trump renews Twitter attack on London's mayor
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 14:30
NY [U.S.A], June 6 (ANI): Hillary Clinton has slammed United States President Donald Trump over his recent tweets on London terror attack and for misconstruing London Mayor Sadiq Khan's remarks post the attack.
Mr Trump hit back, however, tweeting: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".
"I invite all Londoners - and everyone visiting our city - to come together in solidarity to remember those who have lost their lives, to express sympathy with their families and loved ones and to show the world that we stand united in the face of those who seek to harm us and our way of life", Khan said.
Hillary Clinton criticized President Donald Trump's handling of recent terror attacks in London Monday, saying that "we are not living in normal times".
Mr Khan's spokesperson had described the first round of presidential tweets as "ill-informed" - and said they had deliberately taken the mayor's remarks out of context.
Khan received support from many, including Prime Minister Theresa May.
During a press conference, May declined to answer calls to cancel Trump's state trip but stated "I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it's wrong to say anything else". "There's no reason to be alarmed", Khan said.
"If Donald Trump becomes the president, I'll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith, which means I can't engage with American mayors and swap ideas".
Trump's tirade also appeared to act as a rebuke to the acting U.S. ambassador to Britain, Lewis Lukens, who had put out a thread of tweets, culminating in a retweet of Khan's statement.
Trump, however, doubled down on his attack Monday morning. Rather asked. "The arc of history may very well judge them all with the broad brush of complicity if they do not stand up now and say that this has gone too far".
"The point is, there is a reason to be alarmed". "MSM [mainstream media] is working hard to sell it!"
Trump's son, Donald Trump, Jr., resurfaces that September tweet after an attack at Westminster. She praised Khan's response to the attack but refused to explicitly comment on the USA president's intervention.
Politicians in the United Kingdom have called on Mrs May to withdraw the invitation for Mr Trump's state visit later this year.
Trump's complaint about ambassadorial confirmations suggests he was well aware of the row over Lukens' remarks when he fired off his second attack on Khan.
But Khan and Trump have butted heads before.
Can't imagine why Khan wouldn't want to hang out with this guy.