U.S President Donald Trump seems to have his sights set on London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, as he has continued his attacks on that City's Mayor in light of the recent terror attacks that have left 7 dead and 48 injured - with 21 critical.
The U.S President, who seemingly delights in upsetting as many diplomatic ties as he possibly can, tweeted on Monday that the London Mayor's response to Trump's initial attack to Khan's statement after the terror attacks on his City, was a “pathetic excuse” and that the Mayor “had to think fast on his ‘no reason to be alarmed’ statement.”
At the centre of this latest feud is Mayor Khan's advice given to Londoners in the wake of the attack over the weekend, where he stated that London's residents "should not to be alarmed by a stepped-up police presence in the city after the terrorist attacks."
Trump jumped on that initial statement made by Khan on Saturday night and looked to reframe what the Mayor had actually said.
Responding via Twitter, Trump tweeted: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’ ”
Trump has been accused by many, both within the U.S, and in other international diplomatic circles, as having mischaracterized what the Mayor of London stated.
This rebuke has however not stopped Trump, as he has renewed his war of words with the Mayor, who is himself a Muslim, elected in May 2016.
Retired football icon in the UK, and current media personality, Gary Lineker OBE, sent the following response via Twitter back at Trump:
Khan himself has previously sent words in the direction of Trump, calling the now U.S President, whilst he was still a Presidential candidate, as having an “ignorant view of Islam that could make both our countries less safe. It risks alienating mainstream Muslims.” Khan had stated.