After London suffered from another terrorist attack, President Trump has a lot to say to the city’s mayor — and it’s not a very empathetic message.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in an interview, “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed.”
Trump latched on to the last few words of the statement and little else.
Of course, Trump couldn’t let it end there.
Unsurprisingly, people were pretty pissed at the POTUS’s bullying attitude, which hardly seemed sympathetic.
What a strange thing to do to target the mayor of a city after a tragedy. Imagine if the UK had done that with Rudy Giuliani after 9/11 https://t.co/QccczTS6rS
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 5, 2017
London deserves better.
We do too. https://t.co/kKOcrPaXxo
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) June 5, 2017
London Mayor Sadiq Khan responds to Trump tweet: "The Mayor is focused on dealing with Saturday’s horrific and cowardly attack" pic.twitter.com/67uHu5FKX5
— David Wright (@DavidWright_7) June 5, 2017
Did he even read Khan’s statement?
He clearly didn't even read Sadiq's statement. https://t.co/Bq4VnG5Qb0
— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) June 5, 2017
Where "think fast" = London mayor referring to the words he actually said https://t.co/cqDXHOk5DY
— Stuart Millar (@stuartmillar159) June 5, 2017
I know it's quite tough for your attention span to deal with full sentences, but please try.
— Verity Milligan (@Vemsteroo) June 5, 2017
Besides, it’s not like Trump doesn’t have things to worry about right now…
Worry about today's Orlando shooting and stop being hysterically xenophobic because our Mayor is Muslim. Beyond embarrassing.
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) June 5, 2017
Despite everything, the UK is uniting with a single message:
Today, Britain unites with one voice: "can u not".
— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) June 5, 2017
Let this be a lesson, Trump: next time there’s a tragedy, maybe you should respond with a little bit of class.