Did Trump Attack London Mayor Because He's Muslim? Huckabee: "Utterly Ridiculous"

Terrell Bush
June 6, 2017

The president has renewed his push for the travel ban in the wake of the vehicle and knife attack in London that left seven people dead and dozens injured.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the Government to cancel the planned state visit by Donald Trump after the U.S. president continued to criticise his response to the London Bridge terror attack.

Trump had faced a barrage of criticism on Sunday over an earlier Tweet that said: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'".

While addressing the incident, Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, reassured his citizens that an increased police presence didn't mean that there was a reason to be alarmed. Khan's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet.

This appeared to have rankled the notoriously thin skinned President, who added to his criticism this afternoon. "MSM is working hard to sell it!"

Theresa May, in between the two hypercritical statements by Trump, had sought to defend Mr Khan, whom she said was doing a "good job".

Trump's tweets were criticised by a number of British politicians.

It is the second day that Trump has twisted the mayor's words.

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."My focus from Saturday night has been working with the police the emergency services and the government to deal with the horrific attack on Saturday", Khan told Sky News when asked about Trump's latest tweet."I just haven't got time to respond to tweets from Donald Trump".

That evening, Trump took to social media to blast Khan for his response to the attack.

In March 2017, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a link to a September 2016 story in which Khan is quoted as saying terror attakcs are "part in parcel of living in a big city".

"We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people". The mayor had instead been telling London residents not to be concerned by a stepped-up police presence in the city following the attack.

"I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it's wrong to say anything else - he's doing a good job", she said at a press conference.

It came after Khan was accused of giving "pathetic" excuses in an extraordinary broadside from US President Donald Trump.

On what Mr Trump would have to say for her to criticise him, the PM said: "I've been very clear, I've been very happy to say when I think President Trump is wrong - to have taken America out of the climate change agreement, the Paris agreement".

Other reports by TheDigitalNewspaper

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