US President Donald Trump appeared to misconstrue a statement while launching an attack on Twitter of London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of the terror attacks which killed at least seven people.
Trump, writing on Twitter Sunday, said: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!”
But when Khan said in a statement that there was no cause for alarm, he was referring specifically to a visible increase in police activity on the streets of London in the wake of the attack.
“Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed,” he said.
Trump criticized for tweet about London Mayor after attack
Khan told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that the attack was “evil and cowardly” while also emphasizing that more police would be on the streets of London in the coming days.
A spokesman for Khan responded, calling Trump’s tweet “ill-informed.”
“The Mayor is busy working with the police, emergency services, and the government to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack and provide leadership and reassurance to Londoners and visitors to our city,” the spokesman said. “He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police – including armed officers – on the streets.”
Trump’s tweets have been heavily criticized by a number of British politicians, who are currently preparing for the country’s general election which is scheduled to take place on Thursday.
In the US, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he had also been troubled by Trump’s tweets.
“I believe in many ways the Muslim-American community is better integrated into our society. I think that’s always been our secret sauce here,” Warner said. “That’s why it troubles me so much to see the type of tweets the President has put out in the last 12 hours or so.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the criticism of Trump’s tweets.
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