Was Trump 'Attacking the Mayor of London Because He Is Muslim?'

Was Trump 'Attacking the Mayor of London Because He Is Muslim?'

Was Trump 'Attacking the Mayor of London Because He Is Muslim?'

Trump's criticism came a day after he said he would do whatever is necessary to protect the United States from a "vile enemy" that he said has waged war on innocents for too long, .

Khan is elected as the first Muslim mayor of London.

Trump's comments drew widespread scorn in Britain but the U.S. leader went on the attack again on Monday, saying in a tweet: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

This was in reference to Khan's statement that there was no cause for alarm. All three assailants were neutralized by Metropolitan Police, but the attack left seven dead and 48 wounded, ABC News reports.

"You will see an increased police presence today, including armed officers and uniformed officers", Khan told London residents.

'There is no reason to be alarmed by this.

Labour candidate David Lammy quoted Trump's tweet and criticized his leadership style.

City Hall declined to respond to Trump's comments, beyond claiming they were "ill-informed" and deliberately took Khan's remarks out of context.

Trump's tweet drew controversy in the United Kingdom, where lawmakers accused the USA president of smearing Khan's stance on terrorism. London will never be broken by terrorism. "London stands in defiance against this cowardly attack and our city and our people and our values and our way of live", he said. As the mayor of London, I want to send a clear message to the sick and evil extremists who commit these ugly crimes: we will defeat you.

"Your perverse, disgusting ideology has nothing to do with the true values of Islam".

"We send our love to the victims" families and all those injures and we thank our courageous emergency services and the brace Londoners who risked their lives.

Trump ended with: "Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? Because our unity and love will always be stronger then the hate of the extremists", he added.

In the hours after the attack, US President Mr Trump tweeted to his 31.6 million followers using it as a reason to push his travel ban on visitors and refugees from six mainly Muslim countries; offer support to London; call for the end of "political correctness"; bring guns into the debate and finally to twist Mr Khan's words and to criticise him.

"Some people thrive on feud and division".

Trump again hammers Khan, saying the mainstream media is abetting Khan's timidity. "I've got better and more important things to focus on".

Asked what it would take for her to publicly criticize the US President, May suggested that she "was not afraid" to speak out when Trump "gets things wrong".

She replied: "I'm very clear that Sadiq is doing a good job as mayor of London".

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