Not long after the recent London Bridge terror attacks, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to savage London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s weak response to terror. In the past, Khan has said that terrorism is just “part and parcel’ of living in a major city,” and liberals do indeed seem to be stuck in the “acceptance stage” when it comes to dealing with these tragedies.
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
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
Khan responded to the first tweet that he was taken out of context, and that he meant people shouldn’t be alarmed over an increased police presence because they were responding to a terror attack. Khan has since told Channel 4 News that the UK’s government should cancel Trump’s visit to their country.
For as much as Khan would like to ditch the “weak on terror” image that Trump has branded him with, he continues to lend credibility to The Donald’s observations.As the Daily Wire reported, speaking with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, London’s first Muslim mayor struggled to give coherent answers pertaining to the safety of his city from radical Islamic terrorists.
Morgan specifically asked Khan what London was doing about the reported 400 jihadis who have taken up arms, actually fought for the Islamic State, then journeyed back to city.
“I can’t follow 400 people,” answered Khan, before listing budget cuts as a rationale for these potential killers to be on the loose, unfollowed.
“What could be a bigger priority than people coming back from a Syrian battlefield with intent to harm British citizens?” Morgan pressed. “Why is it not the number one priority? Why are these people just allowed to come back in in the first place, and then the London mayor doesn’t appear to have a clue to where any of them are? No disrespect to you, but where are they?”
Khan: “That’s one of the questions that, obviously, police —”
“But you’re the mayor!” interrupts an irate Morgan.
Given that one of the London attackers was featured in a British documentary called “The Jihadist Next Door” which aired on the BBC just months before the attacks, seems these jihadis aren’t exactly as hard to keep track of as he thinks. The problem is that nobody is trying.