Trump was heavily scrutinized by peers today for placing his foot in his mouth once again, this time in response to a statement made by the Mayor of London.
In the aftermath of the attacks in London in which 7 people were tragically murdered on Saturday, Donald Trump verbally assaulted the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for a statement he made via Twitter.
The Mayor’s exact words were that “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 immediately misconstrued the statement and tweeted an ill-advised remark.
“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “‘no reason to be alarmed!'”
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
It appears Trump made a huge mistake in his initial interpretation, not realizing that the mayor was referring to the highly visible increase police presence across the city of London in the wake of the attacks.
A spokesperson for Khan released a statement while deeming Trump’s remarks as “ill-informed.”
“The Mayor is busy working with the police, emergency services, and the government to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack and provide leadership and reassurance to Londoners and visitors to our city,” said the spokesman. “He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police – including armed officers – on the streets.”