Scrap Trump's state visit, urges London mayor Sadiq Khan

Posted June 07, 2017

Khan himself is a practicing Muslim of Pakistani descent and the first Muslim mayor of London.

Tim Farron, leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats, also has urged May to cancel the visit, saying Trump was insulting Britain's values "at a time of introspection and mourning."Former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, defeated by Trump last November, praised Khan's performance in dealing with the attacks".

Sadiq Khan insisted "sick and evil extremists" would be defeated at a Monday night vigil for victims of the city's latest terror attack.

Criticized for being too easy on President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally said something that sounds like she is standing up to him.

The president spent much of the weekend responding to the attack on Twitter.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has waded into the row over police cuts, warning the Metropolitan Police is facing the loss of thousands of frontline officers under Tory plans. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Khan said there was "no cause for alarm" when referring to a visible increase in police activity on the streets of London.

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May's concession on Monday that she was "not afraid to say when President Trump gets things wrong" follows her openly complaining last month about USA security agencies leaking details of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing, which British police said hurt their investigation.

Khan had told London's citizens that there was no cause for alarm about increased police presence in the city in the coming days following an attack on the London Bridge that killed at least seven people.

"What Donald Trump did in response to the British tragedy was, again, I think, inappropriate for a toddler, much less the president of the United States", Rep. Jim Himes of CT said on CNN's New Day. Twelve people who were arrested in Barking on Sunday in connection with the attack have been released without charge. He further admonished the "mainstream media" for what he viewed as advocacy for Khan and his aide's claim.

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Monday condemned what she called the media's "obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".

Khan followed up with an interview on TV Sunday morning, in which the mayor said Thursday's general election in the country should go forward despite the attack.

He said security services are "doing everything they can to keep us safe".

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"And I think on many, many things, Donald Trump is wrong", he said.

A spokesperson for Khan Sunday called Trump's remark "ill-informed" and said it took the mayor's words out of context.

The mayor was additionally asked about the prospect of Trump visiting the United Kingdom for a state visit.

Celebrities and political leaders were quick to come to Khan's defense and pointed out Trump's mistake, but this didn't stop Mark from retweeting.

"I think one of the things, when you have a special relationship, it's no different to when you've got a close mate". In a speech on Monday, he asked: "Do we want a country that will say to Donald Trump, "You are wrong"?"

They said of Mr Khan: "He has risen above this crisis of death and destruction, as mayors continue to do, to alleviate fear, to bring comfort to his people of London and to give support to the first responders who continue to protect, defend and provide emergency care to his people of London".

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"We are ready to have those hard conversations, as equal citizens with an equal stake in this fight", he said in a statement Monday.