Published: Sat, June 10, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Should Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom be canceled?


Trump later accused Khan of offering a "pathetic excuse" for his comments.

"What Donald Trump has said about the mayor of London is wrong", she told Sky News.

On being asked whether Trump's impending visit to the United Kingdom should be called off, Khan replied, "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the President of the U.S. in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for". We have a special relationship and we should work closely with the Americans. "You need to be about 9 years old in your social development to understand when your neighbor, friend, brother, sister - which is what the British are to us - have suffered a great tragedy, the only decent response is to say, 'I'm terribly sorry and how can I help'".

Khan's spokesperson said Trump took the mayor's words out of context.

But the most recent source of friction between the pair has come in the wake of the recent London Bridge attacks and after Mr Trump wrongly claimed the mayor had said there was "no reason to be alarmed" about the risk of terror attacks in London.

Seeking to reassure London residents and visitors, Khan had told BBC Radio on Sunday that "Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days". "I think it's a very good thing, and I hope he does a very good job because frankly, that would be very, very good".

Asked if Trump was criticizing the mayor of London because he is Muslim, Sanders said that was "utterly ridiculous".

But instead of acknowledging his mistake, the President doubled down with a second tweet.

President Trump fired off a series of critical tweets over Mr Khan's handling of the London Bridge terror attack, mocking the mayor's comments that there was "no reason to be alarmed" over armed police on the streets. "There's no reason to be alarmed ".

The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has already said Trump will not be allowed to address Parliament after his travel ban, aimed at Muslim majority countries, sparked outrage among many MPs and a petition calling for Trump to be banned from Britain. "And I think that's what he's trying to say because he's been proven right every time". But then again this is Trump.

"This is a time for us to reach out to the world, to understand more about what is happening - not just in our own country, but indeed across the globe", said Clinton. "MSM is working hard to sell it!" the president tweeted Monday.

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