Donald Trump launches new Twitter attack on London's mayor

Clay Curtis
June 16, 2019

Trump's verbal attack on Khan was in reaction to the killings of three men in London which happened within 24 hours.

President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to brand Sadiq Khan a "disaster" and a "national disgrace" following two fatal stabbings and a shooting in London, which occurred within the space of 24 hours.

On a trip to London in July previous year, Trump accused Khan of doing "a very bad job on terrorism", linking immigration to a deadly wave of crime in London.

However, The Telegraph UK reports that a spokesman for Khan said he was wasn't prepared to "waste his time" preparing a response to President Trump, adding that the mayor's thoughts were with the victims' families.

He controversially allowed the "baby-blimp" resembling the US President to fly over the capital during both of his state visits to the country, and has frequently criticised Trump on Twitter and in interviews, comparing him to facist leaders of the 20th century.

Mr Trump didn't leave it at one tweet, later commenting on a post that said: "Khan is the reason I don't feel like visiting London anytime soon".

Across all six attacks, police have made 14 arrests. "Khan is a disaster - will only get worse", he said, while retweeting a message that highlighted two stabbings and a shooting in London in the last few days.

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Mr. Trump and Mr. Khan have repeatedly clashed ever since the Pakistani-origin Mayor questioned the red carpet being rolled out for the U.S. President by Britain, most recently for a state visit hosted by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month.

He tweeted, "Sadiq Khan is rightly supporting the police to do their job while Katie Hopkins spreads hateful and divisive rhetoric".

On Katie Hopkins and Trump, he added: "They seek to divide at a time we need to come together".

A man in his 30s and an 18-year-old man were stabbed to death and a 19-year-old was shot dead in a series of violent incidents across the United Kingdom capital.

Two teenagers were murdered within minutes of each other in different parts of the capital on Friday, while a man was stabbed to death on Saturday afternoon.

Police were also called to a street fight in Clapham, where three men were stabbed.

The bloodshed brought the number of murders in London this year to 59.

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