Theresa May has directly condemned US President Donald Trump's Twitter attacks on London Mayor Sadiq Khan as "wrong". During the US presidential election campaign, Khan was among many people who spoke out against Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States, an idea he said would play into the hands of extremists.
"Let's do an IQ test", Trump interrupted, before saying that he was offended by what Khan had said (including his hope that Trump loses the election) and he wouldn't forget.
Trump, in the aftermath of an attack in San Bernardino, California, calls in a statement for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on".
A YouGov survey last week found that Khan enjoys greater public trust to keep London secure than either May or her main rival, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. "One of the things the police, all of us need to do is make sure we're as safe as we possibly can be", Khan said.
"As a proud and patriotic British Muslim I say this you do not commit these disgusting acts in my name".
Trump mocked Khan's comment on Sunday, suggesting in a tweet that the mayor was downplaying the attacks.
In the article, Khan was reported as saying that being prepared for terror attacks was "part and parcel" of living in a major city. "And I think on many, many things, Donald Trump is wrong", he said.
Post recent terror attacks, Khan told Londoners there was "no reason to be alarmed" about an increased police presence in the coming days.
The next day, Khan tells Amanpour that he isn't going to reply to the President's son. "I've got better and more important things to focus on".
Three jihadis drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night before running into the bustling Borough Market area where they slit people's throats and stabbed them indiscriminately.
"Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days".
"There's no reason to be alarmed", he says. However, his remark was taken out of context and used to create fear owing to Mr Khan's religious affiliation.
According to The Hill, Khan doesn't fancy welcoming Donald Trump to England when he spewed such vitriol immediately following the London Bridge terrorist attack. Trump wrote. MSM referred to mainstream media.
In London, Lew Lukens, the acting U.S. ambassador, also contradicted Trump, praising Khan's leadership.
The date of Trump's first visit to Britain as president has not yet been finalised.
"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the United States of America in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", Khan told Channel 4 on Monday.
He continued, "When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate". You stand shoulder to shoulder with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong and you tell them when they are wrong.