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Trump takes on the mayor of London
« on: June 05, 2017, 12:02:20 PM »
The twitter-in-chief (the so-called President) at work again.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40163567

Trump renews feud with London mayor over terror attack

US President Donald Trump has again lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan over his assurances to Londoners following a terror attack.
Mr Khan had said people should not be alarmed by an increased police presence on the streets.
But Mr Trump on Sunday accused him of playing down the threat and on Monday said the mayor's clarification of his statement was a "pathetic excuse".


Seven people were killed and 48 injured in the attacks on Saturday night.

After the tragedy, the mayor said: "Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. No reason to be alarmed."

The US president criticised Mr Khan for this but failed to provide the context, writing: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'"

In response to Mr Trump's attack, a spokesman for the mayor said on Saturday that Mr Khan "has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context" the mayor's remarks.

Mr Trump's attacks on Mr Khan have drawn condemnation from both sides of the Atlantic.

His critics have accused him of being insensitive and twisting the mayor's words.

Politicians in the UK on Monday called on the prime minister to withdraw the invitation for Mr Trump's state visit later this year.
The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, said: "This is a man insulting our national values at a time of introspection and mourning."

Over the weekend, Prime Minister Theresa May refused to criticise Mr Trump, simply saying that Mr Khan was doing a "good job".
British voters go to the polls on Thursday in a general election.

"Try to imagine the UK prime minister attacking the Mayor of NYC the day after 9/11," said European Parliament cabinet member Simon O'Connor.

Mr Khan, a Muslim, has previously criticised the president's travel ban.

That ban is against people from six mainly-Muslim countries and is stalled in the courts.

After Mr Trump as a presidential candidate announced his plan to ban Muslim arrivals, Mr Khan told the BBC that he hoped he would "lose badly", adding that he was a "buffoon".
He also called Mr Trump's views on Islam "ignorant", leading the New York billionaire to challenge him to an IQ test.
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Re: Trump takes on the mayor of London
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 01:27:06 PM »
Politics aside - as President of the United States I wish he had just offered condolences and assistance - to be making the statements I have read less than 24 hours after such an attack - not very presidential. 

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Re: Trump takes on the mayor of London
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 05:23:26 PM »
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Re: Trump takes on the mayor of London
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 05:24:11 PM »
The temerity of the Trumpenf├╝hrer is absolutely amazing.

Ane he would prolly take that as a compliment. ::)

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Re: Trump takes on the mayor of London
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 06:20:22 AM »
He's not very bright.
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Re: Trump takes on the mayor of London
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 08:57:54 AM »
People should not be alarmed, because swarms of police are in the streets?  This should be seen as the new normal.  Why are there swarms of police?  To protect those who are denied the means of protection and must rely on government to protect them as they are best able to do.  For a brief time the people are treated to the protections afforded the elite.  Then the protection dissipates and the ordinary citizen once again is left to the tender mercy of the killers who choose the time and place for their next attack.  How long will the people accept this?

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Interesting!

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Re: Trump takes on the mayor of London
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 02:24:54 PM »
Patriots and globalists are mutually exclusive.

Who are you to decide who is patriotic and who is not?
I have yet to see a patriotic post from you.  8)
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