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London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets

07 June 2017

Trump took aim at Mayor Sadiq Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, by twice taking to Twitter to slam Khan's statement after the attack that Londoners had "no reason to be alarmed".

"We keep appeasing it", Donald Trump Jr. said Monday in Trump Tower.

Trump, in a series of tweets, lashed Khan's handling of the Saturday night terror attack, mocking the mayor for telling the public there was "no reason to be alarmed" over armed police on the streets.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is in the midst of a hard-fought election to be determined later this week, has been put in a hard position by Trump's cold-blooded rudeness and attempt to grandstand on the bodies of Saturday's victims.

Sadiq Khan did a video announcement to Londoners after the vicious attack on Saturday night by members of the radical Al Muhajiroun extremist organization.

"I think Donald Trump is wrong in what he said about Sadiq Khan in the aftermath of the London Bridge attack", May said at a press conference on the campaign trail ahead of Thursday's election.

"Himes also warned that Trump is "damaging the national security of the United States". The London Mayor was especially vocal against the U.S. President's ban on travel from Muslim-majority countries to the U.S., even going as far as to call it a "shameful" and "cruel" policy.

Khan's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet.

Khan responded later to Trump: "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the President of the United States of America in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for".

UK's May and Corbyn questioned by public on TV show
The two, who did not appear on screen together, but rather in separate segments on a BBC programme called Question Time . The online poll of 1,049 people was carried out on June 3.

It was not until the Westminster attack in March of this year that Mr Khan again had friction with the Trump family.

Trump used the event to highlight the benefits of his controversial travel ban policy.

The White House has downplayed the clash of words between Trump and Khan.

Asked if Trump was attacking the mayor because he is Muslim, Sanders replied: "Not at all". "And I think to suggest something like that is utterly ridiculous".

Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., defended his father.

As Khan said he had "better things to do" than respond, he was backed by American politicians, including NY mayor Bill De Blasio.

"And guess what, he's been proven right about it, every time".

"We're working with the Mayor of London and City Hall to ensure, for example, that the transport network is able to get back up and running so that people can go about their business. We're gonna hold fast and we're gonna keep calm and carry on.' Maybe we have to keep calm and actually do something".

"I'd rather he 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", Rowling, celebrated for her Harry Potter books and a frequent critic of Trump, wrote on Twitter.