Trump Criticised London Mayor For The London Bridge Attack

Seven people were killed and several injured Saturday in London after a vehicle drove at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge.

Khan said he had been too busy dealing with the fallout from the attack to respond directly to the tweet.

"We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

He said that he should not indulge in political discussions rather he should look forward the business security system of the country.

Flanked by Amber Rudd and Diane Abbott, Khan also accused United States President Donald Trump of seeking to divide communities in Britain after he took to the social media to criticise his leadership in the wake of the attack.

Trump tweeted Monday morning that London Mayor Sadiq Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

London mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the Government to cancel the planned state visit by Donald Trump after the USA president continued to criticise his response to the London Bridge terror attack. "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety", Trump wrote.

President Donald Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, speaks during the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, Sunday, June 4, 2017.

On the one hand, Trump's response to the London attack, in which 7 people died only two weeks after a horrendous suicide bombing in Manchester, was par for the course. A spokesman for Khan responded that the mayor "has more important things to do than responding to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context" his remarks.

To huge applause, Khan told those gathered for the service in Potters Fields Park, near London's City Hall: "As a proud and patriotic British Muslim I say this you do not commit these disgusting acts in my name".

In the embarrassing gaffe on Sunday, Trump claimed Khan told Londoners there was "no reason to be alarmed" over the terror attack.

British Prime Minister Theresa May had laid out details of the attack that had been confirmed, along with her plan to prevent more like it.

In an appearance on NBC's "Today Show", Conway said people should pay attention to what the president is doing, saying people in England had tried to inform authorities about the terrorists before the attacks happened.

Khan did use those words in a television interview, but it was to reassure Londoners about a stepped up police presence they might see: "No reason to be alarmed". After a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem the next day, Trump condemned the attack. "That's because they used knives and a truck!"

Asked directly if she would reverse the cuts to police numbers she said the counter-terrorism budget had been protected and funding for 1,500 more armed officers was in place.

  • Salvatore Jensen