I’ve got more important things to do than respond to Trump Jnr, says Sadiq Khan
The president’s son sent a scornful tweet goading the London mayor over terror attacks.
Sadiq Khan has brushed off a highly inflammatory tweet sent by the son of the US present hours after the Westminster terror attack.
As four people were left dead, including a police officer, the US president’s eldest son tweeted a link to a September 2016 story in the Independent. The story quoted Khan saying the threat of terror attacks were "part and parcel of living in a big city".
Donald Trump Junior wrote: "You have to be kidding me?! Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan."
His ill-judged tweet immediately prompted a wave of criticism, with Labour MP Wes Streeting stating: "You use a terrorist attack on our city to attack London’s Mayor for your own political gain. You’re a disgrace."
But as he was asked about the tweet by various media outlets today, Khan refused to dignify it with a response.
And when he appeared on CNN, the London mayor explained why.
He stated: "I’m not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Junior, I’ve been doing far more important things over the last 24 hours.
"What I do know is the threat level in London and across the country is severe. That means an attack is highly likely."
Khan’s 2016 comments came after a bombing in New York City that injured 29 people.
The London mayor said today: "I was in New York last year when there was an attack and terrorists hate the fact that whether it’s New York, whether it’s London, whether it’s Paris… we have diverse communities living together peacefully."