Trump sons defend his criticism of London mayor

Wednesday, 07 Jun, 2017

Seeking to reassure London residents and visitors, Khan had told BBC Radio on Sunday that "Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days".

Trump's middle son, Eric Trump said, "This has become the new norm". While speaking out his mind about the "security of his people" after the London Bridge terror incident, he said, "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people".

In his tweet, he wrote "at least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"

"Mr. President, every day we are having a gun debate because every day 90 people in our country die from gun violence".

Donald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to the terror attacks in London over the weekend, attacking him for a misconstrued statement telling people that there is "no reason to be alarmed".

A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. on May 31, 2017 and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at the scene of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market in central London, Britain, on June 5, 2017.

Trump mocked Khan's comment on Sunday, suggesting in a tweet that the mayor was downplaying the attacks.

Khan is among those who have asked the government to reconsider the invitation, describing the state visit as "inappropriate" given the president's months-long push for a travel ban for passengers from several Muslim majority nations. A date for the court to hear arguments in the case was not immediately set.

An official from the US Department of State referred queries about nominations to the White House, but said embassy and consular staff overseas were ready to help Americans in need of assistance. Trump, on the other hand, tried to use it as leverage for his keystone election promise: the "travel ban". Trump tweeted Saturday after the attack.

Bloomberg legal expert Noah Feldman - a professor of constitutional and worldwide law at Harvard University and a former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter - wrote in a new column that Trump's tweets do harm his case, first by contradicting the lawyers defending his order and by insulting the judiciary, and second by suggesting that the second executive order is a legal maneuver to accomplish the goals of his first executive order.

More than 1.8 million people have signed an online petition saying Trump should not make the state visit as it "could cause embarrassment" to the monarch.

"If there's new procedures put in place, put those procedures in place".

Cancel the state visit and tell Trump where to get off.