Trump calls London mayor a ‘disaster’ after three murders in 24 hours

Published: June 16, 2019 10:47:10 | Updated: July 10, 2019 15:35:22

Sadiq Khan, Britain's Labour Party candidate for Mayor of London, speaks following his victory in the London mayoral election at City Hall in London, Britain, May 7, 2016- REUTERS/Toby Melville

US President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a “disaster” and will “only get worse” after three people were slain in the city in less than 20 hours.

Trump retweeted a tweet by the right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins who called London “stab city” and said “this is Khan’s Londonistan,” a phrase used to describe the city’s failure to tackle Muslim extremists.

“LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster - will only get worse!” Trump said on Twitter.

Trump called Khan, a Muslim of Pakistani heritage, a “stone-cold loser” earlier this month after the mayor criticised the British government for inviting Trump for a state visit and compared him to 20th century fascists, reports Reuters.

Trump’s feud with Khan dates back several years. Khan has criticised Trump’s effort to ban travelers from Muslim countries, while the president has castigated the mayor for his handling of a 2017 terrorist attack on the London Bridge that killed 11 people.

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