In the wake of this weekend’s terrorist attack in London, President Trump took to Twitter, first spreading news reports of the attack, then boosting his calls for a “travel ban” from Muslim-majority countries, and finally continuing a personal vendetta against London’s mayor.
On Sunday morning Trump tweeted: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!” He took the mayor’s comments wildly out of context—and insulted a leader trying to guide his city just hours after the deadly attack. On Monday morning Trump persisted. “Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!” Trump also launched a tweetstorm criticizing his Justice Department’s strategy in defending his beleaguered travel ban, and called on the Supreme Court to quickly overturn lower court restraining orders on his ban. “The courts are slow and political,” he added. All in all it was striking response by the president to a terror attack. But as shocking as it was, it represents the new normal in presidential communication.
Sadiq Khan says the US president is wrong about many things and that the state visit to Britain should not go ahead. I agree.
Thank god that Khan is my mayor and Trump is definitely not my president.