Trump sons defend his criticism of London mayor

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 9, 2017

(Yui Mok/PA via AP).

President Trump and the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, continue to disagree on foreign policy amidst multiple terror attacks.

A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. on May 31, 2017 and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at the scene of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market in central London, Britain, on June 5, 2017.

The Wall Street Journal's right-wing editorial page has written another blistering editorial slamming President Donald Trump's erratic and self-destructive behavior.

If London's mayor has anything to say about it, President Donald Trump won't be visiting the city anytime soon. After Saturday's attacks in the London Bridge area that claimed seven lives, for example, Trump panned the mayor for telling the public there was "no reason to be alarmed" by the atrocity.

However, Johnson, the previous mayor of London, added that Khan was right in reassuring citizens about the presence of armed officers. The Independent, a British newspaper, observed that Trump's confusion might stem from watching Fox News, which aired only a snippet of Khan's quote "entirely removed from its context".

"When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate". He calmly explained his opposition to Trump's proposed travel ban on visitors from several Muslim countries.

Trump's social media demons are haunting him at home, too. "And I know because it's my full-time job".

Donald Trump Jr. never explicitly said what he thought Londoners should do, nor what he thought would have prevented the attack. Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump a week after his January 20 inauguration.

Khan, the first Muslim elected as London's mayor, and Trump have been at odds since Khan was strongly critical of Trump's election campaign pledge to impose a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. The president is both seriously damaging US interests and undermining his own agenda, the editorial argues.

Although the spat is embarrassing, Trump's state visit - which according to traditional practice would include staying at Buckingham Palace as a guest of the queen - does not appear to be in any jeopardy.

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was quick in saying that the invitation to the USA had been issued and accepted.

Trump condemned the last part of that comment, tweeting on Sunday, "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'"

"There are literally millions and millions of Muslims around the world who love America".

Mrs May had faced calls to distance herself Mr Trump for his incendiary remarks but for two days failed to directly address them.

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