London mayor calls for cancellation of Trump visit to UK

Lucy Hill
June 7, 2017

Khan observed a moment of silence on Tuesday to remember those killed and injured.

"The United States Conference of Mayors stands today united with Mayor Sadiq Khan of London and the people of London".

(Yui Mok/PA via AP).

London Bridge floral tributes.

"I think Donald Trump has ignorant views about Islam. MSM is working hard to sell it".

Mayor Sadiq Khan, who made history as the British capital's first Muslim leader, has repeatedly been targeted by Trump on Twitter.

FACTS: In full context, London mayor Sadiq Khan said that the terror threat remained at "severe" and Londoners had "no need to be alarmed" by the stepped-up police presence.

Khan's remarks about not being alarmed referred to the heightened police presence in the city, not with the threat of terrorism itself.

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Mr Khan added: 'As the mayor of London I want to send a clear message to the sick and evil extremists who commit these ugly crimes; we will defeat you.

"When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate". Since taking office on January 20, Trump has ordered temporary travel restrictions on people from several Muslim-majority countries, although the ban is now held up by federal courts. But he dropped a hint of annoyance when asked about Trump's social media jibes. "I don't know how you do your job under those circumstances".

When Trump heard such news, he greatly criticised mayor of London for the act. Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump a week after his January 20 inauguration.

Khan has been against Trump's visit to the United Kingdom from the very start and he continues to maintain that view.

On Monday, Clinton called for strengthened ties with global allies - a clear contrast with Trump, who has in recent days alarmed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and withdrawn the United States from a Paris climate accord.

In a clear reference to Trump's tweets Sunday and Monday criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Clinton said: "It's a time for steady, determined leadership - like we are seeing from local authorities in London, including the mayor of London". The London Mayor was especially vocal against the U.S. President's ban on travel from Muslim-majority countries to the U.S., even going as far as to call it a "shameful" and "cruel" policy. NBC News reported that an American man who was shot in the head by a stray police bullet was expected to survive.

Yesterday Trump tossed them all under the bus, slamming the "watered-down, politically-correct" version of the ban (which bears his signature) and insisting he wants a "tougher version". "This vigil shows the people that did this that they can not divide us", he said."I think Londoners have pulled together like we always do and have handled this well, even though we all feel the pain".

"What have you got against them?"

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