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PM May Backs President Trump Visit Despite "Wrong" Criticism Of Mayor

10 June 2017

Boris Johnson has launched a strident defence of his successor, Labour's Sadiq Khan, in the row between the London Mayor and Donald Trump but says there is no reason to rescind the US President's state visit scheduled for later in the year.

Trump later accused Khan of offering a "pathetic excuse" for his comments.

But speaking to Britain's Channel 4 news he repeated his call for Trump's state visit planned for later in the year to be revoked.

On Monday, Khan said, "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the U.S.A.in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for".

"What have you got against them?"

Sadiq Khan has felt the wrath of Donald Trump more frequently than any other British politician. Trump misinterpreted Khan's statement telling Londoners they should not be alarmed to see increased police presence in the city after the events.

Mr Khan responded by refusing to talk about Trump Jnr's scornful tweet in two separate interviews, saying: "I've been doing far more important things over the last 24 hours". "MSM [Mainstream media] is working hard to sell it!"

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After the mayor's spokesman clarified his statement, Trump sent out another tweet calling Khan's response "pathetic".

President Trump's Twitter account may be popular among his fans at home, but his latest missives are complicating the work of American diplomats overseas.

"We will always stand shoulder to shoulder with our oldest and closest allies", said Khan.

"I think he's a very, very unsafe man", Himes said of Trump, "and touches on some of the uglier undercurrents of American politics".

Mayor Sadiq Khan, who made history as the British capital's first Muslim leader, has repeatedly been targeted by Trump on Twitter. And I think that's what he's trying to say, because he's been proven right about it every time.

But Trump apparently inferred that Khan was saying there was no need for residents to be alarmed about terrorism as he promptly tweeted, "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!" We have constant attacks going on not just there but across the globe".

On Tuesday, Khan also addressed Trump's renewed calls for his travel ban, which would temporarily bar people from six predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

PM May Backs President Trump Visit Despite