Trump hits out again at Khan over violence

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Trump hits out again at Khan over violence

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US President and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan were in a “political grudge match” for years

US President Donald Trump has as soon as extra criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a “national disgrace” who is destroying the UK’s capital.

His feedback came after 5 attacks in London in now not up to 24 hours left three men unnecessary and three others injured.

Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn responded by asserting it changed into as soon as “fully awful” Mr Trump changed into as soon as the spend of the “tragedy of people being murdered to assault the mayor”.

President Trump’s tweets practice a protracted-running feud between the two men.

Retweeting a put up by just-wing commentator Katie Hopkins about this weekend’s violence in London, the president said Mr Khan changed into as soon as “a catastrophe” and the capital wanted a brand current mayor.

Mr Trump later followed it up with one other put up asserting: “He’s a national disgrace who is destroying the metropolis of London!”

In response, Mr Khan’s spokesman said the mayor’s solutions were with the victims’ families and he “is now not going to extinguish his time responding to this make of tweet”.

The mayor changed into as soon as centered on supporting the metropolis’s communities and “over-stretched” emergency services and products, he added.

Mr Corbyn tweeted in defence of Mr Khan, asserting he changed into as soon as “rightly supporting the police to make their job while Katie Hopkins spreads hateful and divisive rhetoric”.

Police beget made 14 arrests – including so a lot of boys and a lady – following the 5 separate attacks.

An 18-300 and sixty five days-old faculty man changed into as soon as stabbed to loss of life on Friday afternoon in Wandsworth, south London, then minutes later a 19-300 and sixty five days-old faculty man changed into as soon as shot unnecessary in Plumstead, south-east London.

A person in his 30s then died after he changed into as soon as stabbed in Tower Hamlets on Saturday afternoon.

In the early hours of Saturday two men were stabbed in Clapham and one other changed into as soon as stabbed in Brixton.

The deaths snatch the total desire of murders in London in 2019 to Fifty six. This time final 300 and sixty five days there had been seventy seven homicides, forty eight of that were stabbings.

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A teen died almost at this time after emergency services and products reached him in Wandsworth on Friday

President Trump and Mr Khan beget clashed many times within the previous.

The president known as Mr Khan a “stone frosty loser who must silent focal point on crime in London” almost at this time sooner than landing in Stansted sooner than his three-day negate discuss about with to the UK earlier this month.

It followed feedback from the mayor of London that the UK must silent now not be “rolling out the red carpet” for Mr Trump right through his discuss about with.

In the previous Mr Trump has challenged Mr Khan to an IQ test and been severe of his response to the London Bridge assault in 2017.