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

Randall Padilla
June 6, 2017

Less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured scores more at an Ariana Grade concert in Manchester, Islamic terrorists killed seven and injured another 48 people during an attack on London Bridge.

At Monday's White House press briefing, CNN's Jim Acosta questioned deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about President Trump's tweets "attacking" London Mayor Sadiq Khan following the June 3rd terror attack.

Mr Trump hit back, however, tweeting: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

The mayor's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet.

Trump's comments caused outrage among British officials, many of whom call London home.

"MSM (mainstream media) is working hard to sell it!"

"I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it's wrong to say anything else - he's doing a good job", she told reporters at an election campaign event in London.

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

Trump and Khan have spent the past year sniping at one another, largely over Trump's proposed travel ban that would temporarily bar some Muslims from entering the United States.

During a visit to Chicago in September previous year, Khan endorsed Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton.In March, after an attack by an Islamic militant that left five people dead in Westminster, central London, Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. issued a tweet that criticised Khan.

The ex-LBC radio host has appeared on the Fox News channel in the wake of the attack on Saturday night, on a programme that Trump is known to watch religiously.

Though Clinton did not name Trump particularly, her comments seemed to reference the president's tweets. She stopped short of directly criticising the United States president. British police said they were dealing with "incidents" on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market in the heart of the British capital Saturday, as witnesses reported a vehicle veering off the road and hitting several pedestrians.

On what Mr Trump would have to say for her to criticise him, the PM said: "I've been very clear, I've been very happy to say when I think President Trump is wrong - to have taken America out of the climate change agreement, the Paris agreement".

President Donald Trump lashed out at his own Justice Department Monday for seeking the Supreme Court's backing for a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he signed in March instead of a broader directive that was also blocked by the courts.

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