Trump lashes out at London mayor again
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 10:01
Trump renewed his criticism of Khan on Monday, a day after attacking his handling of the weekend's terror attack in the city.
Trump Jr. wrote "You have got to be kidding me?!" above a link to an article reporting comments Khan had made months earlier.
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said Khan was "doing an extraordinary job supporting Londoners in a time of pain". Asked if Trump was attacking the mayor because he is Muslim, Sanders replied: "Not at all".
It was met with a barrage of criticism in both Britain and the United States, with former Vice President Al Gore among many public figures who accused Trump of misrepresenting what Khan had said.
A Khan spokesman replied: "He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police - including armed officers - on the streets". 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.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said she did not think it was fair to characterize Trump's tweets as "picking a fight" with Khan, who is the first Muslim elected as London mayor.
"There's no reason to be alarmed", he says.
Trump, in the aftermath of an attack in San Bernardino, California, calls in a statement for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on". "The invitation has been issued and accepted and I see no reason to change that, but as far as what Sadiq Khan has said about the reassurances he's offered the people of London, I think he was entirely right to speak in the way he did", Johnson said in a BBC radio interview when asked whether Trump's state visit should be cancelled. While Khan was overseeing rescue efforts, Trump busied himself criticizing the mayor's leadership.
"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!'" Trump tweets".
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017In any event we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the U.S.in order to help keep our country safe. He has previously referenced the Muslim travel ban which Trump is so keen to reinstate, calling it "cruel".
Trump also found himself in hot water over his tough-talking tweets defending his ban on travelers from several Muslim countries, which is now stalled in the federal courts. The courts are slow and political! You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong.