Clinton hits Trump for using 'tragedy and terror for political gain'
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 18:47
Post recent terror attacks, Khan told Londoners there was "no reason to be alarmed" about an increased police presence in the coming days.
After the London attacks on Sunday, the June 4, Mr Trump used his favourite social media platform, Twitter, to take a jibe at London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The US President accused Khan of having "to think fast" after the mayor of London said there was no reason for Londoners to be alarmed following the terror attack, which appears to have been conducted by Islamist extremists. He spoke with Sadiq Khan yesterday on "Good Morning Britain" and positively grilled the London Mayor over his hypocrisy regarding both his spat with Trump and his recent decision to hots ambassadors from 11 countries that now ban Israeli travellers.
The official statement available on the website of the London mayor did not use the phrase "there's no reason to be alarmed", which Trump referred to in his tweet to criticise the Pakistani-origin mayor.
Khan received support from many, including Prime Minister Theresa May. "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the United States of America in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", said Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim Mayor of London. While Khan was overseeing rescue efforts, Trump busied himself criticizing the mayor's leadership.
The war of words was the latest episode in a long simmering feud between Trump and Khan, who was elected as London's mayor in May 2016.
Khan has pushed back, calling Trump bigoted and saying that he doesn't need advice from the US President.
"London stands in defiance against this cowardly attack on our city, our people, our values and our way of life".
"Honestly, I've got better and more important things to focus on", he told Sky News.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan (C), Home Secretary Amber Rudd (R) and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott (L) hold flowers at Potters Fields Park in London on June 5, 2017, during a vigil to commemorate the victims of the terror attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market that killed seven people on June 3, 2017.
Ever since Mr Trump came into power, both Mr Khan and him have had a bitter relationship as the U.S. president and his family has never left a chance to put Mr Khan on the spot, often taking his quotes out of context; all this only because he is Muslim.
Trump and Khan have traded criticism since before the real estate mogul was elected United States president.
A day after bombings in NY and New Jersey, Khan tells The London Standard that attacks are "part and parcel" of life in major cities. "And I think on many, many things, Donald Trump is wrong", he said. That didn't help, but the whole thing really started over a year ago - when Khan was running around telling everyone that Trump was ignorant, and that he hoped Trump would lose the election.