Gore Accuses Trump of Being 'Divisive' With London Tweets

Trump criticized and misquoted London mayor in tweet
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2017 10:28 AM CDT
Gore on Trump's Tweets: It's Not 'Time to Be Divisive'
Al Gore criticized President Trump's post-London attack tweeting on CNN's "State of the Union."   (Screenshot)

Al Gore appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday to take President Trump to task for criticizing and misquoting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a tweet while the latter attempts to deal with the aftermath of Saturday's deadly attack. “I don’t think that a major terrorist attack like this is the time to be divisive and criticize a mayor who's trying to organize a city’s response," the Hill quotes Gore as saying. Trump had tweeted: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'" Khan had said "no reason to be alarmed" in relation to an increased police presence in the coming days. Here's what else you may have missed from the Sunday talk shows:

  • Former President Obama's national security adviser had a clear take on Vladimir Putin claiming Russia didn't meddle in the US presidential election. "Frankly, he's lying," the Hill quotes Susan Rice as saying on ABC's This Week. Rice said the US needs to figure out if there's "any evidence to suggest that there were those on the American side who facilitated that meddling."
  • On Fox News' Fox & Friends, regular guest Katie Hopkins called for mass internment in response to the London attack, Mediaite reports. Hopkins said Prime Minister Theresa May needs to tell her country "that tomorrow 3,000 people on the watch list are going to be rounded up," but Hopkins doesn't think the government has "got the stomach" for it.
  • Fox & Friends later issued an on-air clarification. "On behalf of the network, I think all of us here find that idea reprehensible," Mediaite quotes Clayton Morris as saying.
  • During an interview with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on CNN's State of the Union, Jake Tapper called Trump's previous claim that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese a "big box of crazy," Mediaite reports. While Haley didn't respond to that directly, she did assure Tapper the president "believes the climate is changing."
  • Finally, John Kerry issued an interesting analogy on NBC's Meet the Press. According to the Hill, the former secretary of State said Trump claiming he's going to negotiate a better climate deal is "like OJ Simpson saying he's going to go out and find the real killer; everybody knows he isn't going to do that because he doesn't believe in it."
(More Sunday morning talk shows stories.)

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