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

11 June 2017

After copping criticism from both sides of the Atlantic for a political attack on a fellow leader in the aftermath of a terror attack, President Trump only doubled down.

"The relationship with America is our deepest and most important defence and security relationship", May told The Sun.

"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", he said.

"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" the former reality TV star said on Twitter.

It's worth noting Trump did not criticize Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham following last month's terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

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"He's been at the COBRAs and we've been working with him to ensure the response was right, and to get London moving again", she explained.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Khan's predecessor as London mayor, also backed Khan but told the BBC he thought Trump should still visit Britain.

The Prime Minister said party politics should be "put to one side" after the United States president blasted Sadiq Khan in tweets that were widely condemned by politicians of all stripes.

After initially saying Mr Khan was "entirely right" to make a statement after the attacks where he tried to comfort and calm down Londoners, Mr Johnson was then asked about President Trump's state visit invite.

Trump appeared to be referencing Khan's comments earlier in the day in which he said there was no reason to worry about the increased police presence in London. "There's no reason to be alarmed".

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Trump Jr. continued defending his father and noted that every time media criticizes the president, their comments are proven to be wrong. "[Mainstream media] is working hard to sell it!" tweeted Trump.

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was quick in saying that the invitation to the USA had been issued and accepted.

"I don't think that's actually true", Sanders said, according to The Guardian.

Trump's election opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, made a lightly veiled reference to the president's current controversy in a speech in Baltimore in which she praised Khan's leadership after the attack, reports The Washington Times.

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