In Response To Trump's Tweets, Some US Envoys Push Back - Diplomatically

Mayor Sadiq Khan Holds Vigil for Victims of the London Attack

In Response To Trump's Tweets, Some US Envoys Push Back - Diplomatically

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has requested that the British government rescind its invitation for a state visit to President Donald Trump following his tweets criticizing Khan's response to the London attack, the Guardian reports.

When then asked whether he would like the state visit to be cancelled, Mr Khan said: "I don't think we should be rolling out the red carpet to the President of the U.S. in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for".

When asked "what do you think he's got against you?" You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong.

President Donald Trump's sons are defending their father's attack against London's mayor over his handling of the recent extremist attack.

Khan, who on Monday night held a vigil in memory of those who had died in the attack, said the United Kingdom should not be afraid to openly disagree with the US.

In fact, Mr Khan had said: "My message to Londoners and visitors to our great city is to be calm and vigilant today".

Khan's office pointed out Trump's error later but the president responded by accusing London's mayor of making a "pathetic excuse".

Khan's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet and Khan later told the BBC that "some people thrive on feud and division".

Mr Khan said: 'It takes two to tango.

Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, defended the mayor while stopping short of directly criticising Trump.

The trip was re-scheduled from June for fear it would provoke mass protests, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Mrs May said yesterday that the mayor was doing a "good job".

Consider Trump's personal attack on London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, after Saturday night's deadly terrorist attack in the British capital.

He added: "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people".

Trump's Tuesday tweet came a day after Ambassador Dana Shell Smith retweeted some of her previous statements praising Qatar's efforts in combating terrorism financing and its role in countering ISIS.

Khan was backed by predecessor Boris Johnson, who said he was "perfectly right to reassure the public about the presence of armed officers on the street".

In fact, Trump's tweets contradicted statements made by the U.S. embassy in London, resulting in the acting ambassador to the UK, Lewis Lukens, receiving a barrage of online abuse from Trump supporters.

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