Rep. Chris Collins: London Mayor Started Feud With Trump

Tammy Harvey
June 7, 2017

Khan was only referring to the heightened police presence in London when he requested citizens to not panic.

Mr Khan added: 'As the mayor of London I want to send a clear message to the sick and evil extremists who commit these disgusting crimes; we will defeat you.

"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 staff said he was too busy to respond to Trump's tweets.

Trump has also come under attack from the media for his unverified comments on the London Attack. Mainstream outlets and British officials criticized him for taking Khan's comments out of context, as well as accusations of racism as Khan is a practicing Muslim.

He also said that after the death of 7 persons and the 48 wounded, there is no any reason to be alarmed. "We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism".

"I think he's a very, very risky man", Himes said of Trump, "and touches on some of the uglier undercurrents of American politics".

Trump first hit out at the mayor on Sunday morning, just a couple of hours after the terrorist attack took place.

Metropolitan Police commissioner, Cressida Dick said Monday: "In the face of this changing and changed threat, absolutely I will be seeking for London and for policing generally more resourcing obviously".

Over the weekend, Prime Minister Theresa May refused to criticise Mr Trump, simply saying that Mr Khan was doing a "good job".

Khan says that London residents should expect to see an intensified police presence in the wake of the attacks. The point is there is a reason to be alarmed.

The mayor has been at meetings of the Government's emergency Cobra committee and "we've been working with him to ensure the response was right, and to get London moving again", the Prime Minister added.

There's no indication Trump's date-to-be-determined state visit - a banquet at Buckingham Palace alongside the queen - will get canceled; it's not up to the mayor of London to decide.

A YouGov poll of 1,000 Londoners published on Monday found that Khan was more trusted than both May and national Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to make the right decisions about keeping Britain safe from terrorism. Rowley said two of them, a 55-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, were later released without being charged. During the USA presidential election campaign, Khan was among many people who spoke out against Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States, an idea he said would play into the hands of extremists.

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.

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