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Mayor Sadiq Khan Holds Vigil for Victims of the London Attack

The chief of the US Embassy in London launched a thinly veiled attack on Donald Trump as he praised London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s leadership following the terror atrocity in London Bridge.Khan’s office responded with the statement: The mayor had “more important things to do than respond to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpLondon mayor on Trump tweets: “I really don’t care” Trump decides against Russian Federation investigation “war room”: report Linda McMahon: “We’re not even staffed up to where we need to be” MORE’s ill-informed tweet”. “I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the President of the U.S. in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for”, Khan was quoted as saying.White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Monday Trump was not “picking a fight with the mayor of London at all”. In fact, just before issuing the tweet throwing shade on Trump, NBC Nightly News itself had been studiously reporting on emergency response to the terror attack.Within an hour after three attackers drove a van into a crowd of people on London Bridge and then stabbed people in a nearby commercial area, Trump said, “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough”.London Mayor Sadiq Khan attends a Holocaust remembrance ceremony in north London on May 8, 2016.U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his criticism of London mayor’s reaction after a couple of deadly attacks killed at least seven and injured dozens more. Trump tweeted at 7:43 a.m. ET.US lawmakers from both political parties criticized Trump for raising the travel ban and for assailing Khan.”I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the President of the U.S. in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for”, Khan responded.”It’s even more important that we work together with our allies and our friends and our partners – yes, to keep us safe, but also to expand our understanding of what we can achieve together”, Clinton said.Others knocked Trump for the tweet, including former Rep Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a gunshot to the head at a constituent event in 2011 and has since become among the most prominent advocates for gun control legislation. You stand with them in times of adversity, but you call them out when they’re wrong.”We saw on Saturday night some of the people in the health service, some of the consultants, surgeons, were Muslims surgeons, some of them people who’d come to this country from Muslim majority countries”, the mayor continued.Trump said he had spoken with May to express America’s “unwavering support” and offer US assistance as the British government works to protect its citizens and bring the guilty to justice.