London Mayor Sadiq Khan has “better things to do” than responding to US president Donald Trump’s “uninformed” tweet, which accused him of not taking the terrorist threat seriously in the aftermath of the bombing in the English capital.
The mayor 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,” said his spokesman in a statement.
“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!” The US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
On Saturday night, three assailants raided the crowd on the London Bridge and attacked passers-by with knives in the busy area before being shot down by the police.
“Do you notice that we are not having a gun debate right now right now?” also asked the Republican president. “That’s because they used knives and a truck!”
Despite Donald Trump’s statements, support from world leaders have been multiplying.
Pope Francis took advantage of his appearance on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to invite the faithful to “pray for the victims and their relatives”.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have said they are “on the side” of Great Britain. Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the attack and expressed his “deep condolences” to the British people.
London had already been hit by an attack in March and another one on May 22nd left 22 people dead at the end of a concert by American singer Ariana Grande in Manchester.