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Trump lashes out at London Mayor over violence

Trump lashes out at London Mayor over violence

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jun 2019, 04:34 am

Washington, Jun 16 (UNI/IBNS) US President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a 'national disgrace', who is destroying London's capital.

Trump wrote on Twitter and claimed that London “needs a new mayor ASAP”, following three killings in the city.

Retweeting a post by right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins about this weekend's violence in London, the president said Khan was "a disaster".

Trump later followed it up with another post saying: "He is a national disgrace who is destroying the city of London!"

In response, Khan's spokesman said the mayor's thoughts were with the victims' families and he "is not going to waste his time responding to this sort of tweet"
The mayor was focused on supporting the city's communities and "over-stretched" emergency services, he added, BBC reported.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responded by saying it was "absolutely awful" Trump was using the "tragedy of people being murdered to attack the mayor", adding  Khan, was "rightly supporting the police to do their job while Katie Hopkins spreads hateful and divisive rhetoric."

The president called Khan a "stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London" shortly before landing in Stansted ahead of his three-day state visit to the UK earlier this month.