WASHINGTON: Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at London´s mayor Sadiq Khan, accusing him of downplaying the threat of terrorism a day after knife-wielding men mowed down and stabbed revelers in the British capital.
London´s mayor swiftly shot down the US president´s remarks, made in a series of overnight tweets, as critics accused Trump of exploiting a terror attack for political gain — and not for the first time.
A spokesman said Khan “has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump´s ill-informed tweet.”
Trump poured scorn on Khan´s attempt to reassure the public after three assailants smashed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge then attacked revelers with knives.
“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 said in one tweet.