Trump criticizes London mayor after latest attack on city

Marcus Newton
June 8, 2017

"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'", Trump said at about 7:30 a.m. Washington time on Sunday.

"What Donald Trump did in response to the British tragedy was, again, I think, inappropriate for a toddler, much less the president of the United States", Rep. Jim Himes of CT said on CNN's New Day.

Khan's statement the Trump referenced reads: "Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days".

"If anybody thinks that a state visit is held hostage to Twitter then they have no understanding of the relationship between London and Washington and that is a sad, sad day for anyone who thinks that".

Trump wrote. "We can not rely on the MSM to get the facts to the people".

"He's been at the COBRAs and we've been working with him to ensure the response was right, and to get London moving again".

Prime Minister Theresa May said she thought Donald Trump was "wrong" to attack London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of Saturday's terror attack in London.

"Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now?"

British Police has arrested a dozen people in connection with the deadly attack on London Bridge in a widening probe after attackers used large knives and vans to kill seven people in the heart of London.

"The mayor is focused on dealing with Saturday's horrific and cowardly attack and working with the police, the emergency services and the Government to keep London safe".

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TIM PASHUN: I just want to stand here on behalf of my community, and all the Londoners here because we all share the same pain today.

Mr Khan had also said: "One of the things the police and all of us need to do is ensure that we're as safe as we possibly can be".

Deputy White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Monday that she did not think it was correct to characterise Trump's tweets as "picking a fight" with Khan.

President Donald Trump's assorted tweets about this weekend's terrorist attack in London have put added strain on the relationship between the United States and its closest ally, the United Kingdom.

I commend the strong leadership of the @MayorofLondon as he leads the city forward after this heinous attack.

Trump's first comment after the attack came late Saturday on Twitter.

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"At a time when anti-Semitic hate crimes are on the rise - when Americans, Muslims, African-Americans, Latinos are being targeted for racism; when violence motivated by hatred from Portland, Oregon, to College Park, ends the lives of young Americans, this program's vision of spreading tolerance is more urgent than ever", Clinton said.

All three attackers were confronted and shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of being called, police noted.

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