Sadiq Khan says that Donald Trump's planned state visit to the United Kingdom should not go ahead, after the US President made critical remarks about his handling of the recent terror attacks. And it's not right. We have a special relationship and we should work closely with the Americans.
The president spent much of the weekend responding to the attack on Twitter.
Trump's commentary in the aftermath of Saturday's attack has led to a number of politicians in the US and overseas coming to Khan's defense and accusing the president of taking the mayor's words out of context.
However, one thing that as very noticeable shortly after that tweet was sent out was that Sadiq Khan then suddenly appeared in front of the media and started to condemn in no uncertain terms the people who follow his religion yet seem adamant of causing death and destruction.
Boris Johnson said Khan had been "entirely right" in his exchange with Trump in the wake of a weekend terrorist attack in London which killed seven people, but added there was no reason to cancel the state visit, which Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump to during her USA visit in January. Lukens on Twitter praised the "extraordinary" response of Khan in the hours after the attack. Khan observed a moment of silence on Tuesday to remember those killed and injured. Those comments have continued to resonate, affecting his government's legal arguments for a proposed ban on travel to the US for citizens of six countries. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong.
The White House, for the record, has denied the suggestion that he attacked Khan because he was Muslim; Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called it "utterly ridiculous" during a Monday press briefing.
During the mayoral election of 2016, his opponent, Zac Goldsmith, was accused of running a campaign that bordered on Islamophobia. The mayor's office also claimed the president "deliberately" took Kahn's statements out of context.
In the wake of the London attack, Mr Trump has been tweeting about his stalled travel ban. "It risks alienating mainstream Muslims".
Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., defended his father.
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A British Transport police officer was stabbed in the head, face and leg after taking on the attackers armed only with his baton. The Archibald family said in a statement , "We grieve the loss of our handsome , loving daughter and sister".
Yet Trump continues his strategy of belittling and punishing those who disagree with him.
He also said he was supporting his Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton, saying: "I hope she trounces him".
Despite having broken plenty of promises and shown little commitment to any particular ideology throughout his time as a politician, Trump has remained notably consistent in his views about Islam.
"I don't understand why Donald Trump is trying to undermine a man who's trying to protect the people of London".
"It is a reality I'm afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things", he said. It was one of multiple explosions in NY and nearby New Jersey, leaving a few dozen injured.
"What have you got against them?" "I'm too busy to respond to his tweets, isn't he busy?"
What is the end game?
"I don't think that's actually true. And the answer is as varied as the questioners", she said.
Ever since Mr Trump came into power, both Mr Khan and him have had a bitter relationship as the U.S. president and his family has never left a chance to put Mr Khan on the spot, often taking his quotes out of context; all this only because he is Muslim.
"This is not a time to lash out, to incite fear or to use tragedy and terror for political gain".
Trump is slated to visit Britain in early October. Khan on Monday said that invitation should be reconsidered. However, the mayor had been referring to the increased police presence in the capital and in no way telling people they should not be alarmed by the atrocities themselves.