Theresa May Criticizes Trump for Sparring With London Mayor
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 3:47
Trump and Khan have spent the past year sniping at one another, largely over Trump's proposed travel ban that would temporarily bar some Muslims from entering the United States.
Khan has pushed back, calling Trump bigoted and saying that he doesn't need advice from the US President.
When pressed about how his proposed ban would affect Mr Khan, he said: "There will always be exceptions".
Of course, famous Londoner and known Trump critic J.K. Rowling had something to say about the situation, writing on Twitter on Tuesday, "I'd rather he [Trump] didn't come, but if he does, I'd like his vile Tweets juxtaposed against whatever he's been coaxed to read off an autocue".
Trump's son, Donald Trump, Jr., resurfaces that September tweet after an attack at Westminster.
Trump on Monday doubled down on his attacks on the London mayor.
The next day, Khan tells Amanpour that he isn't going to reply to the President's son.
A spokesperson for Mr Khan said the president had deliberately taken the comments out of context.
The Conservative prime minister has said Khan is doing a good job, echoing public sentiment across London.
When asked in a follow-up if he thought Khan was at fault somehow, Trump denied the implication.
"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" Trump tweeted. "MSM is working hard to sell it!" the president tweeted Monday.
Trump is scheduled to be granted a formal state visit to the United Kingdom in October. He was clear to note the conditional nature of his rejection of Trump, telling the British broadcaster, "When you have a special relationship, it is no different from when you have got a close mate".
Trump Jr. continued defending his father and noted that every time media criticizes the president, their comments are proven to be wrong.
"I don't know how to tell you this, but I really don't care", Khan told the Associated Press when asked questions regarding Trump's tweets, noting he "really couldn't be bothered about what Donald TrumpDonald TrumpLondon mayor on Trump tweets: "I really don't care" Trump decides against Russian Federation investigation "war room": report Linda McMahon: "We're not even staffed up to where we need to be" MORE tweets".