PM May Backs President Trump Visit Despite "Wrong" Criticism Of Mayor

PM May Backs President Trump Visit Despite

British Prime Minister Theresa May has backed London mayor Sadiq Khan after US President Donald Trump continued Twitter attacks against him.

President Trump fired off a series of critical tweets over Mr Khan's handling of the London Bridge terror attack, mocking the mayor's comments that there was "no reason to be alarmed" over armed police on the streets.

But foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he had seen "no reason" to rescind the invitation for a state visit after President Trump's tweets.

Referring to Trump's tweet criticising London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Hilary said, "It's a time for steady, determined leadership - like we are seeing from local authorities in London, including the Mayor of London".

Mr Khan's spokesperson had described the first round of presidential tweets as "ill-informed" - and said they had deliberately taken the mayor's remarks out of context.

Trump later branded Khan's statement on the terror attack as a "pathetic excuse".

Khan on Monday called on the British government to cancel a state visit from Trump. "There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong", he said.

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Khan emphasized that Trump's policies and behavior should not be sanctioned with a visit.

In an appearance on NBC's Today Show, Conway said people should pay attention to what the president is doing, saying people in England had tried to inform authorities about the terrorists before the attacks happened. May answered "yes", when asked if Trump's visit will go ahead, the newspaper reported.

"When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate". You stand with them in times of adversity, but you call them out when they are wrong.

Trump's latest tweet came after he conceded that his administration's executive order temporarily suspending visa issuance to citizens of six majority-Muslim countries is indeed "a TRAVEL BAN!" and blasted his own Justice Department for revising his original order.

President Donald Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, speaks during the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala at the Ford's Theatre in Washington on Sunday. Trump later challenged Khan to an IQ test during an interview on ITV. "I've said that. I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it's wrong to say anything else".

President Donald Trump initially criticized Khan hours after the London Bridge attack and asserted that the mayor was downplaying the severity of the attack and its ramifications in the grand scheme of the battle against ISIS.

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