London Mayor Sadiq Khan charged US President Donald Trump on Monday of looking to divide communities in Britain after the leader of the free world criticised his leadership following a terror attack in the city. “Some people thrive on feud and division. We are not going to let Donald Trump divide our communities,” Khan told the BBC. He additionally disclosed to media: “I simply haven’t got time to react to tweets from Donald Trump. “Truly I have better and more important things to focus on.”
Trump accused Khan – London’s first Muslim mayor – of offering a “pathetic excuse” for remarks that the US president prior misconstrued about policing in response to Saturday’s attack, which left seven individuals dead.
Khan had told Londoners there was “no reason to be alarmed” around an expanded police presence in the coming days.
Trump has leapt on the London attacks as proof of the requirement for hardline security measures in the United States, including a prohibition on travellers from some Muslim nations.
His comments caused outrage among British authorities.
English Prime Minister Theresa May was among the individuals who went to Khan’s defence, however she declined to criticise Trump over the row.
“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 a press conference on Monday.
Meanwhile, crowds gathered by London’s beloved Tower Bridge on Monday – numerous Muslims among them – to grieve for the victims of the city’s second jihadist assault in three months.