Donald Trump 'wrong' to attack London Mayor says Theresa May

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Monday in an interview with the U.K.'s Channel 4 News he thinks Trump should cancel his visit across the pond.

Trump launched an astonishing attack on Mr Khan just hours after three terrorists killed seven people in London on Saturday night.

"Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement", he tweeted.

A spokesperson for Khan told the UK's Guardian that the mayor had "more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks".

"When you have a special relationship, it is no different from when you have got a close mate", he added. "You need to be about 9 years old in your social development to understand when your neighbor, friend, brother, sister - which is what the British are to us - have suffered a great tragedy, the only decent response is to say, 'I'm terribly sorry and how can I help'".

In the initial aftermath from this weekend's attacks in London, Trump tweeted that Khan should be ashamed of himself for telling his citizens there's "no reason to be alarmed".

Trump mocked Khan on Twitter for saying there is "no reason to be alarmed" after the deadly terror attack.

Trump on Monday doubled down on his attacks on the London mayor.

Trump's Tuesday tweet came a day after Ambassador Dana Shell Smith retweeted some of her previous statements praising Qatar's efforts in combating terrorism financing and its role in countering ISIS.

Numerous questions at Nauert's debut on the State Department podium were about Trump's tweets. "I'm too busy to respond to his tweets, isn't he busy?"

Khan has said the United Kingdom should not "roll out the red carpet" for Trump, who is scheduled to make a state visit. Khan was talking about a bombing in NY and said it was essential that cities would be prepared for such cases. "(Mainstream media) is working hard to sell it!"

He previously branded Trump's policies on immigration and proposed travel ban on people entering the US from predominantly Muslim countries "cruel".

But one would think that the president would be mature enough to set aside his personal differences during a time of crisis. May's criticism Monday follows her openly complaining last month about US security agencies leaking details of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing, which British police said hurt their investigation.

  • Leroy Wright