Trump resumes attack on London Mayor Khan on Twitter

Trump resumes attack on London Mayor Khan on Twitter

Trump resumes attack on London Mayor Khan on Twitter

Mr Khan had in fact said people should not be alarmed by an increased police presence.

To reinforce this, Trump tweeted on Monday: "People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!"

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said she did not think it was fair to characterise Trump's tweets as "picking a fight" with Khan, who is the first Muslim elected as London mayor.

But British Prime Minister Theresa May said Khan was doing a "good job", echoing public sentiment across London.

"I don't think we should be rolling out the red carpet to the President of the U.S. in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", Khan said. "And there are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong".

After it was announced that Trump would visit the United Kingdom later this year, almost 2M people signed an online petition in the United Kingdom calling for it be cancelled.

Khan warned that the proposed cuts would lead to the loss of thousands of community police officers who "act as the eyes and ears of the security services, providing the intelligence and information that allows us to disrupt attempted terrorist attacks".

Khan said earlier this year Trump should be denied a state visit to Britain due to his "cruel and shameful" immigration policies.

"There's no reason to be alarmed", the mayor said.

Seven people died in the attack and at least 48 were injured, according to the BBC. The point is there is a reason to be alarmed.

On Sunday, a spokesman for the London mayor said he was working with the police, emergency services and government to coordinate the response to the attack, and had "more important things to do" than to respond to Trump.

At a campaign speech today, Mrs May said: "The special relationship we have with the United States is the deepest and strongest defence and security relationship we have for our country".

May has not directly criticized Trump but did say that, "Sadiq Khan is doing a good job, and it's wrong to say anything else".

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has warned that London will lose nearly 40 per cent of their front-line police officers under Tory budget cuts.

May declined to criticise Trump for his remarks, but she said she had disagreed with the U.S. leader on issues such as climate change.

Boris Johnson, the outspoken UK Foreign Secretary, said he saw "no reason" to withdraw the invitation to Trump.

In a June 4 tweet, the president wrote that the attack had not provoked a debate on gun control, CNN reported.

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