Donald Trump has infuriated Sadiq Khan after a series of ‘anti-Muslim’ tweets.
Mr Khan said: “President Trump yesterday used Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country.
“Many Brits who love America and Americans will see this as a betrayal of the special relationship between our two countries.
“It beggars belief that the president of our closest ally doesn’t see that his support of this extremist group actively undermines the values of tolerance and diversity that makes Britain so great.
“As the mayor of this great diverse city, I have previously called on Theresa May to cancel her ill-judged offer of a state visit to President Trump.
“After this latest incident, it is increasingly clear that any official visit at all from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed.
“The Prime Minister of our country should be using any influence she and her Government claim to have with the president and his administration to ask him to delete these tweets and to apologise to the British people.”
Mrs May has rejected calls to cancel a state visit from Mr Trump.
Speaking on a visit to Jordan, she said: “An invitation for a state visit has been extended and has been accepted. We have yet to set a date.”
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Katie Hopkins SLAMS London Mayor Sadiq Khan after pedestrians ‘deliberately hit by car’ in London
The right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins has slammed the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on Twitter after up to 11 people were injured when a car ‘deliberately hit them’ in London on Saturday afternoon.
Although it has now been confirmed that the incident is not being treated as a terror-related situation by Metropolitan Police, Hopkins still had a very stern message for Khan about the safety of London in general.
Here are the tweets that she posted:
Although she has now deleted these tweets and some others (along with confirming that she has done so), many will argue that Katie is/was making a valid point about how many people feel regarding Khan’s leadership of the city.
It is true that today’s events have now been classed as ‘non-terror’ by the Metropolitan Police, but there have been other terror incidents in 2017 in the Capital that have left many wondering just what exactly Mayor Khan’s role is in the ongoing battle to keep London, Londoners and visitors safe.
It’s fair comment to say that Khan has let many Londoners down, although others will argue that as Mayor his role is limited when you consider that there are so many other counter terrorism organisations operating in the United Kingdom.
We don’t know the exact reasons for Hopkins removing the tweets, although it did probably have a lot to do with this incident being declared as a ‘road traffic accident.’
However the fact remains that many will agree with her original sentiments.
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