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June 8, 2017

"You have to be kidding me?!", he tweeted referring to a link showing Khan saying in September that terrorism has become "part and parcel" of living in a big city. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks to the media as he joined London Ambulance workers in observing a minute's silence at the London Ambulance Service headquarters at Waterloo, central London, in honour of the London Bridge terror at. He calmly explained his opposition to Trump's proposed travel ban on visitors from several Muslim countries.

"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".

Despite swift criticism that Trump had misinterpreted what Khan said, he persisted on Monday, tweeting, "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement". As well as mocking Khan, Trump sought to turn the London attacks to domestic political advantage by renewing his call to ban travel from some Muslim-majority countries. "Two weeks later he's proven to be right", Trump Jr. said.

The campaign is being fronted by a poster that makes reference to the president's comments about London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Mr Khan told the Press Association: "I've said for a long time that I think that the invitation from Prime Minister Theresa May to Donald Trump for a state visit was premature".

Khan had a very public presence after a terrorist attack on London Bridge that killed seven and injured dozens.

He denied he was stoking up a feud which went back to 2016, when the mayor described Mr Trump's calls for a ban on Muslim entry into the USA as "ignorant".

"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA.in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", Khan told United Kingdom broadcaster Channel 4 on Monday evening.

There are a lot of people out there who don't think Donald Trump should be allowed to visit Britain. Nothing he tweeted about the London attacks needed to be said.

Trump said that rather than keep calm and carry on, "maybe we have to keep calm and do something" in the wake of terrorist attacks.

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