The spat between the London mayor and the US President continues, as the latter said he was disappointed by the way the POTUS reacted after the London Bridge terrorist attack in early June.
Donald Trump had criticised Sadiq Khan message for London residents and said: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!”
The London mayor, however, meant Londoners should not be alarmed by the increased police presence in the capital, rather than by the attack itself.
According to the New Yorker asked why he appeared to have “got under Trump’s skin”, the London mayor replied: “The short answer is I don’t know, but I can understand if we were both twelve years old.”
Sadiq said he was disappointed in Trump’s comments and referenced a Nato policy that says members will come to each other’s defence to suggest that politicians should support each other.
“The basic rule among politicians and leaders is a sense of solidarity—it is almost like our version of Nato Article 5. So I was extremely surprised when the President of the USA, our strongest ally, said what he said. It was disappointing, to be honest,” he said
He added saying that he has “Better and more important things to focus on than Trump’s tweets.”
Sadiq later called for Trump’s proposed state visit to the UK to be cancelled, saying he was “not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet”.
This Post Was Adapted From Independent News