London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan had a ridiculous reaction to the London Bridge terror attacks.
Donald Trump blasted him for claiming citizens of London had nothing to be alarmed about.
Khan fired back, but quickly realized he was in over his head once he saw the response he got.
After terrorists murdered seven innocents and wounded 48, Khan expressed the typical liberal sentiment of trying to normalize terrorism in its aftermath.
He claimed the increased police presence was no big deal.
Trump blasted him on Twitter.
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
Khan’s defenders in the media claimed his statements were about the increased police presence and not the terrorist attack, but that is just excuse making.
Citizens in a free and open society should not have to see heavily armed police patrolling the streets.
Their mere presence is a reminder that they are not safe from the horrors of radical Islamic terrorism.
Khan then responded by trying to diss Trump.
The New York Post reports:
“Asked to respond, a spokesman for Khan called the president’s tweet “ill-iniformed.”
“He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police – including armed officers – on the streets,” the spokesman said.”
Khan took it a step further and whined that Trump’s visit to the U.K. should be canceled.
NBC reports on Khan ripping Trump:
“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” Khan told U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 on Monday.
“When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong. There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong.”
Khan repeated his comment early Tuesday, telling the BBC: “When Theresa May first invited him on a state visit to our country at a time when he was proposing a travel ban on Muslims and changing the American policy on refugees, I said it was inappropriate to be rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump … nothing has changed my mind.”
But Khan found himself on the wrong end of this fight.
Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. also joined the back and forth to blast Khan for his lackluster response to the terrorist attack.
The New York Post reports:
“Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday defended his father’s social media habit and used the opportunity to take a shot at London Mayor Sadiq Khan who President Trump has also been bashing in a series of tweets.
“Every time he puts something out there he gets criticized by the media all day every day by everyone else and guess what? Two weeks later he’s proven to be right,” Trump Jr. said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“It happened again and we keep appeasing it and keep saying, ‘Okay, it’s going to be great. We’re going to hold fast and we’re going to keep calm and carry on.’ Maybe we have to keep calm and actually do something. And I think that’s what he’s trying to say because he’s been proven right every time.”
Weighing in on his father’s feud with Khan, Trump’s oldest son said the London mayor should be taking care of matters in Britain after Saturday’s terror attack that killed seven people and wounded scores more.
“Rather than the mayor of London attacking maybe he should do something about it,” he said. “Maybe he should do something to fix the problem rather than just sit there and pretend there isn’t one. I think that’s an important message.”
Who do you think got the better of this exchange, the Trumps or Sadiq Khan?
Let us know in the comment section.