Published: Wed, June 07, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Cancel Trump's State Visit to the UK

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Cancel Trump's State Visit to the UK

The controversy stems from a tweet Trump sent out in which he slammed Khan for telling Londoners not to be alarmed by the increased police presence in the city following the latest terror attack.

As reported in the Guardian, Khan appeared on Channel 4 News last evening, and said that Trump's state visit should not go ahead.

May defended Khan, noting how he has been closely working with her to get the city back on track after a series of deadly attacks. You stand with them in times of adversity, but you call them out when they're wrong.

Khan's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet and Khan later told the BBC that "some people thrive on feud and division".

A spokesperson for Mr Khan said the president had deliberately taken the comments out of context.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan added his response Tuesday to continuing criticisms of President Donald Trump over his tweets blasting the mayor for a speech he made to his city following Saturday's London Bridge attack.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said there is "no reason" to cancel Mr Trump's state visit.

The Metropolitan Police is facing the loss of thousands of front line officers under Conservative spending plans, London mayor Sadiq Khan has warned.

In a Sunday tweet, Trump mischaracterized Khan's remarks by suggesting the mayor had said there was "no reason to be alarmed" about the attack itself.

Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump told ABC News that the United Kingdom needs to do more to defend against terrorism.

"We have worked with Sadiq Khan in responding to this attack".

In her interview with Sky on Tuesday, the prime minister asserted she had been "very clear" on what she thought about Presidents Trump's tweets.

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"MSM [mainstream media] working hard to sell it!" "No reason to be alarmed", said Khan.

It's really important that we work closely with our closest allies and whenever we've had problems in the past, the U.S. has come to our help.

Asked if Trump was criticizing the mayor of London because he is Muslim, Sanders said that was "utterly ridiculous".

Khan and Trump share a history of disagreement. "There's no reason to be alarmed", Khan had said. Trump, meanwhile, has said that "it is ignorant for him to say that" and has raised questions about London's approach to confronting terrorism.

"Every time he (President Trump) puts something out there, he gets criticized by the media all day every day and by everyone else, and guess what, two weeks later he's proven to be right".

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Khan spoke of his identity as a "proud and patriotic" British Muslim and delivered a withering condemnation of the attackers' "perverse ideology" as well as paying tribute to the spirit of Londoners who risked their lives to care for the injured and offer hospitality to the lost, frightened and lonely in the aftermath of the attack.

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