“I don’t understand why Donald Trump is trying to undermine a man who’s trying to protect the people of London“.
This set off a cold war between Trump and Khan, with a series of angry retorts passing between them.
But now May has spoken out to say, in guarded terms, that Trump was “wrong”. Unfortunately, Donald Trump used the attack as an opportunity to insult the city’s leader.
Khan tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that Trump’s views of Islam “are ignorant”.
Donald Trump Jr, who along with brother Eric is running the Trump business while his father is president, told ABC News that leaders should not keep appeasing terrorism.
He was referring to a bombing in NY and stressed the importance of cities being well-prepared for such attacks.
But Trump’s sons defended their father’s tweets targeting Khan. Khan made reference to Trump’s policies, saying, “There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong”, reports Inquisitr.
The president’s message misread the intent of the Khan’s remarks.
Seven people died and at least 48 were injured after a van drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and several suspects went on a stabbing rampage in nearby Borough Market on Saturday night.
Khan said: “Londoners will see an increased police presence [Sunday] and over the course of the next few days. No reason to be alarmed“, Khan said while addressing residents.
Other famous faces have been less cryptic in their rejection of Trump’s behavior towards Khan.
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“.
“As far as what Sadiq Khan has said about the reassurances he’s offered the people of London, I think he was entirely right to speak in the way he did”. “MSM is working hard to sell it”.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said there is “no reason” to cancel Mr Trump’s state visit.
Mr Khan has called for the US President’s planned state visit to the United Kingdom to be scrapped, but Mrs May has now said Mr Trump’s controversial trip will go ahead.
Theresa May had earlier dodged repeated questioning about President Trump’s tweets, declining to criticise the president and instead opting to praise Mr Khan and their close working relationship following the attacks. They’re not even sparing him at a fragile time of a terror attack, when the last thing Londoners want is to doubt their own mayor.
“One thing we know about President Trump is he does jab back”, Collins added.