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Sadiq Khan condemns London attackers' 'poisonous ideology' after visiting scene

Sadiq Khan condemns London attackers' 'poisonous ideology' after visiting scene

Had those great presidents done such things, we would not now think of them as being so great.

In January of this year, Khan insisted Trump's state visit to Britain be canceled after the US President attempted to impose a travel ban on Muslim nations - a policy that he labeled "cruel and shameful".

When Mr Khan issued a statement saying he was too busy dealing with the aftermath of a terror attack to respond to the President's comments, Mr Trump doubled down with a second insult. May had personally invited Trump to visit her country on January 27, a week after he was sworn into office, The Independent reports.

"You've got to support the police who do an incredibly hard job [and] you've got to support the security services".

Trump has repeatedly twisted Khan's words on Twitter.

Immediately, British leaders of all political stripes rose to Khan's defense.

Earlier Sunday, Trump had criticized London's mayor after the mayor sought to reassure residents about a stepped-up police presence following the attack, the third in the country in past three months.

Asked what it would take for her to publicly criticize the US President, May suggested that she "was not afraid" to speak out when Trump "gets things wrong".

Trump's critics in the U.S. thought his tweets were off color.

Theresa May 'Enough is enough'
Sadiq Khan condemns London attackers' 'poisonous ideology' after visiting scene

London Mayor Sadiq Khan described the terror attack as "cowardly and evil" after visiting the scene with Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan (C), Home Secretary Amber Rudd (R) and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott (L) hold flowers at Potters Fields Park in London on June 5, 2017, during a vigil to commemorate the victims of the terror attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market that killed seven people on June 3, 2017.

Mr Khan's former Labour colleague in the Commons, David Lammy, had a less subtle response to the President.

He also said he was supporting his Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton, saying: "I hope she trounces him". He referred to an interview Khan gave to BBC in which he told Londoners that they "will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days".

Chartered accountant Usman Saifi, 36, of Putney, south west London, was among a group of Muslims who mingled with the crowd wear bold blue t-shirts which read I Am A Muslim Ask Me Anything.

"This bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end", said the tuxedo-clad Trump, standing on stage with his wife, first lady Melania Trump.

Speaking to Channel 4 news, Khan felt Trump's out-of-context criticisms and continued attacks on Twitter meant that the United Kingdom should not "roll out the red carpet" for the president as "his policies go against everything we stand for".

At 3:25 Monday morning (why is he up at that hour?), Trump tweeted: "People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!" They say you'll never cure a narcissistic, all you can do is ignore him.

Mr Khan told the Press Association: "I've said for a long time that I think that the invitation from Prime Minister Theresa May to Donald Trump for a state visit was premature".




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