Trump attacks 'pathetic' London Mayor Sadiq Khan over statement - again

  • 06/06/2017

US President Donald Trump has accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of making a "pathetic excuse" over one of his comments in the wake of the attack that killed seven people in London.

Mr Khan had said in one of his first statements in reaction to the attack that people would see an increased police presence on the streets of the capital and should not be alarmed by that.

"Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed' statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!" Mr Trump said in a tweet on Monday. MSM refers to mainstream media.

Mr Trump's tweet came after a Fox News report cut Mr Khan's comments short, leaving a quote simply saying people should not be alarmed.

Mr Trump had faced a barrage of criticism on Sunday over an earlier Tweet attacking Mr Khan.

A spokesperson for Khan, responding to Mr Trump's latest tweet, said: "Nothing has changed since yesterday.

"The mayor is focused on dealing with Saturday's horrific and cowardly attack and working with the police, the emergency services and the Government to keep London safe."