London Mayor Calls Attackers Cowardly Terrorists, Trump Attacks Him

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about a militant attack in London which killed seven people, quoting London Mayor Sadiq Khan telling Britons not to be alarmed, in what appeared to be a criticism of Khan's response to the incident.

UPDATE: In response, a spokesperson for the London mayor said Khan "is busy working with the police, emergency services and the government to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack."

"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," the spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in London contradicted Trump's comments about the mayor of London by praising Khan's leadership:


"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!" Trump tweeted.

Earlier, Khan had said Britons should not be alarmed to see a higher police presence on the streets of London following the incident.

Last year, Khan was elected mayor of the city to become the first Muslim to head a major Western capital.

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