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Trump was 'not picking a fight' with London mayor: White House

Monday, June 05, 2017 - 01:43

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says President Trump was not 'picking a fight' with London Mayor Sadiq Khan when he criticized him on Sunday following the London attacks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday, that President Trump was not 'picking a fight' with London Mayor Sadiq Khan after Trump criticized him on Sunday following the London attacks. "I don't see that the president is picking a fight with the mayor of London at all, "Sanders said. "President has been extremely clear that we stand in complete solidarity with the United Kingdom." Trump came under fire on Sunday for criticizing London's mayor in the aftermath of attacks in the city that killed seven people and injured at least 48 others. In a tweet, Trump seized on comments by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who said Britons should not be alarmed to see more police in the streets after three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing others nearby. "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" Trump tweeted. "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse," Trump said. In response, a spokesperson for the London mayor said Khan "is busy working with the police, emergency services and the government to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack." "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," the spokesperson said.

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Trump was 'not picking a fight' with London mayor: White House

Monday, June 05, 2017 - 01:43