Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Trump lashes out at London's mayor, again


Conway would not say whether the president should apologize to Khan and, instead, argued that there's an "obsession with covering everything Trump says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".

"Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement", Trump tweeted.

There was no immediate response from Khan to Trump's latest Tweet.

President Trump added that the media "is working hard to sell it!"

"My focus from Saturday night has been working with the police the emergency services and the government to deal with the horrific attack on Saturday", Khan told Sky News, when asked about Trump's latest tweet.

Trump and Khan have spent the past year sniping at one another, largely over Trump's proposed travel ban that would temporarily bar some Muslims from entering the United States.

"We send our love to the victims' families and to all those who are injured", Khan said. The three, who were wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead during the attack.

Butt, 27, a British citizen who was born in Pakistan, is said to be the ringleader of the attack and featured in a controversial Channel 4 documentary past year.

London police said all 12 people held since the attack late Saturday from the Barking neighborhood in the east of the city have been freed without charge. "There is no reason to be alarmed by this".

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Trump's tweet came a couple hours after earlier posts in which he slammed his own hand-picked Justice Department officials for asking the Supreme Court to review what he called a "watered down" executive order banning individuals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, rather than a tougher initial version.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he saw no reason to cancel Donald Trump's state visit to Britain after the USA president criticised Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to the London Bridge killings.

Khan, who belongs to the opposition Labour Party and is the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a major Western European city, is popular in London and his response to Saturday's killings has been widely praised as dignified.

During a visit to Chicago in September past year, Khan endorsed Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton.

Rep. Jim Hines, a Connecticut Democrat who is a House Intelligence Committee member, tweeted that Trump's willingness to lambast the mayor of a close ally after a terrorist attack shows that he "is unsafe". "So I'm not afraid to say when I think President Trump is getting things wrong".

"We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people", Trump tweeted.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (Odd Andersen and Atef Safadi/AFP/Getty Images), left, and President Trump (AFP/Getty Images).

Trump Jr. wrote "You have got to be kidding me?!" above a link to an article reporting comments Khan had made months earlier.

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