Trump tweeted Monday morning that Khan had offered a “pathetic excuse” and “had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement”. The mayor had told London residents not to be concerned by a stepped-up police presence in the city after the incident. “No reason to be alarmed”.
After Trump’s tweet Sunday, the acting US ambassador to the U.K., Lewis Lukens, issued a statement commending Mayor Khan for his response to the attacks.
Khan’s “no reason to be alarmed” comment clearly referred to the extra police presence in London, not the weekend’s attacks themselves.
“I’ve been doing far more important things over the last 24 hours”, he says.
Penny Mordaunt, the Conservative candidate for Portsmouth North, said Mr Khan was right to provide reassurance.
Politicians in the United Kingdom have called on Mrs May to withdraw the invitation for Mr Trump’s state visit later this year.
Mr Lammy wrote: “You are truly beneath contempt”.
In the US, Virginia Sen.
Trump’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., resurfaces that September tweet after an attack at Westminster. “I think that’s always been our secret sauce here”, Warner said.
“But in the face of this changing and changed threat, absolutely I will be seeking for London and for policing generally more resourcing obviously”.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the criticism of Trump’s tweets.
But when the quote is read in context, it’s clear Khan was simply encouraging Londoners to be vigilant.
Khan also lambasted Trump previous year, claiming he held “ignorant views”.
He also called Mr Trump’s views on Islam “ignorant”, leading the NY billionaire to challenge him to an IQ test.
Khan has pushed back, calling Trump bigoted and saying that he doesn’t need advice from the US President.
“I think he’s a very, very risky man”, Himes said of Trump, “and touches on some of the uglier undercurrents of American politics”. “If we need an alarmist blowhard, we’ll call”, Ms Rowling wrote on Twitter.
The president also renewed his call to reinstate his travel ban, which is now being appealed to the Supreme Court.
Mr Trump has argued the measure was needed to prevent attacks in the USA, but critics say the policy is discriminatory and has little national security justification.
This is absurd. Trump does not stop being president when he tweets.
“Our Commander in Chief should be directing support to a vital U.S. ally, not using horrendous attack to stoke fear & hate”, she tweeted.
Trump again hammers Khan, saying the mainstream media is abetting Khan’s timidity.
After several repeated questions from journalists, Prime Minister Theresa May suggested at a campaign event that Trump had been wrong to criticise the mayor. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for that information.
Khan become London’s first Muslim mayor in May 2016.
Trump’s critics in the U.S. thought his tweets were off color. “It’s social media”, Gorka told CNN.
The two men have history.
He was evidently counting on that same level of ignorance when he began tweeting his complaints about court challenges to his executive order attempting to block refugees in general and travelers from certain Muslim countries from entering the US.
Trump’s administration last week asked the Supreme Court to reconsider the legality of his travel ban.