Sadiq Khan criticises cuts to London's policing budget

President Donald Trump pointed out on Twitter that the Saturday evening attacks in London had not spurred an immediate debate about gun control because the attackers did not use guns.

Trump's son, Donald Trump, Jr., resurfaces that September tweet after an attack at Westminster. You will see an increased police presence today, including armed officers and uniformed officers.

When Mr Khan issued a statement saying he was too busy dealing with the aftermath of a terror attack to respond to the President's comments, Mr Trump doubled down with a second insult.

The attack only lasted eight minutes, but in the end, seven people were killed and four dozen others were injured.

Sanders replied, "Look, the point is there is a reason to be alarmed".

Earlier, Mr Trump criticised London's mayor Sadiq Khan after he sought to reassure people about a stepped-up police presence on city streets.

The news service examined Trump's reaction to the recent terrorist attacks in London and a deadly attack in the Philippines, and determined that Trump either got facts wrong or jumped to conclusions before details of the cases emerged. Trump has used the policy, stalled now in USA courts, as an example of the sort of toughness that he says Khan refuses to show amid terrorism attacks that are riling the United Kingdom.

Commuters walk across London Bridge with new security barriers after work in London Tuesday
Commuters walk across London Bridge with new security barriers after work in London Tuesday

President Donald Trump's sons Eric Trump, left, and Donald Trump Jr., executive vice presidents of The Trump Organization, chat with guests during an event Monday, June 5, 2017, in NY.

The Trump administration last week formally asked the Supreme Court, the highest court in the US, to allow the ban to take effect, arguing that restricting immigration by refugees and visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen is necessary to protect USA national security.

Mr Khan's comments will heap pressure on Theresa May, whose record as Home Secretary is under scrutiny in the wake of the terror attacks.

Appearing on Channel 4 News, Mr Khan said Mr Trump was wrong about "many things" and that his state visit should not go ahead.

"I just haven't got time to respond to tweets from Donald Trump".

In the article, Khan was reported as saying that being prepared for terror attacks was "part and parcel" of living in a major city. That's because they used knives and a truck!

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. The threat level had been raised to "critical", the highest level, for some days after the Manchester attack.

  • Leroy Wright