Trump renews feud with London mayor over terror attack
June 5, 2017 4:31 pm
US President Donald Trump has again lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan over his assurances to Londoners following Saturday’s terror attack.
He accused Mr Khan of offering a “pathetic excuse” for saying there was no reason for people to be alarmed.
But speaking after a vigil to commemorate the victims of the attack, Mr Khan said he would not allow Mr Trump to “divide our communities”.
Seven people were killed and 48 others injured in the attack on Saturday.
Mr Trump took issue with the mayor’s statement in the aftermath of the attack, when he said: “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. No reason to be alarmed.”
The US president responded: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’”
The mayor’s spokesman earlier on Monday made clear that he was telling Londoners not to be worried about the increased presence of armed police officers in the city.