US mayors back Sadiq Khan in Donald Trump Twitter row

Laura Christensen
June 7, 2017

"I've been very clear, I've been very happy to say when I think President Trump is wrong - to have taken America out of the climate change agreement, the Paris agreement", May said.

"(The Mayor) had more important things to do "than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet", the spokesman said.

In fact, Trump's tweets contradicted statements made by the U.S. embassy in London, resulting in the acting ambassador to the UK, Lewis Lukens, receiving a barrage of online abuse from Trump supporters. While carefully expressing support for his wife and her boss, Conway sent out a series of tweets saying Trump was undermining his own lawyers by tweeting about the executive order barring travel from certain Muslim countries that is now being reviewed by the Supreme Court. Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump a week after his January 20 inauguration. Khan, the first Muslim mayor of London, criticized Trump's views on Islam and for his immigration ban. In a true shocker, the inexplicably employed CNN contributor and cyborgian Trump loyalist defended Trump's attack on the mayor of a city recovering from a terrorist attack.

In response, Mr Trump tweeted: "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people".

Mr Khan, a Muslim, has previously criticised the president's plans to temporarily restrict travel to the United States from six mainly Muslim countries.

Next Trump chose to ignite a feud with Mayor Sadiq Khan - an old adversary - taking his words out of context to accuse him of being soft on terror.

Mr Khan's former Labour colleague in the Commons, David Lammy, had a less subtle response to the President. After the attacks Khan said publicly that people should not be alarmed by the increased police presence in London.

At a vigil last night, London's mayor Sadiq Khan told extremists they would "never win".

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Trump however pledged to move the embassy to Jerusalem during his campaign and recognise the city as Israel's capital. Since 1999, the deadline of the original act, every U.S. president has singed the waiver every six months.

Trump, in the aftermath of an attack in San Bernardino, California, calls in a statement for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on".

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, rejected the idea that Trump was simply dispensing hard truths that people needed to hear.

George Conway, a well-known GOP lawyer who recently took himself out of the running to lead the Justice Department's Civil Division and is the husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, wrote on Twitter that Trump's fulminations on the travel ban could damage its chances.

NY mayor Bill de Blasio summed up the feelings of many when he said "Mayor Sadiq Khan is doing an extraordinary job supporting Londoners in a time of pain".

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sees no reason to cancel Donald Trump's state visit to Britain after the USA president criticised Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to the London Bridge killings.

On Monday afternoon, the White House insisted Mr Trump was not picking a fight with the mayor - but just raising an issue of national security.

"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", he said. You stand shoulder to shoulder with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong and you tell them when they are wrong.

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