London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the British government to cancel a state visit from U.S. President Donald Trump following the London terrorist attacks.
This is not the first time that Khan calls for Trump to be denied a state visit in Britain. The London mayor had made similar comments after Trump issued an executive order banning citizens of 6 Muslim majority countries from entering the United States.
“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” Khan said in an interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News.
“When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong. There are many things about which Donald Trump
It came after Trump criticized Khan for his comments after the deadly attacks in London that killed at least seven people and wounded dozens more.
“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” Trump tweeted Sunday morning.
Trump was referring to Khan’s comments in which he said there was no reason to worry about “the increased police presence in London.”
Khan’s spokesperson said on Sunday that the London mayor wouldn’t respond to Trump’s tweet, saying he had more important things to do.