London Mayor: Time to Call Off Trump Visit

President 'is wrong about many things,' Khan says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2017 3:32 AM CDT
Updated Jun 6, 2017 5:59 AM CDT
London Mayor Wants Trump Visit Canceled
London Police Commissioner Cressida Dick and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, participate in a media conference at London Bridge, Monday, June 5, 2017.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has found himself in a renewed feud with President Trump after Saturday night's terrorist attack, think it's time to call off Trump's state visit to the UK. "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for," the mayor told Channel 4 in an interview Monday night. Khan, who was criticized by Trump after telling Londoners not to be alarmed by the increased police presence in their city, said the UK's special relationship with the US is like that with a close friend, the Hill reports.

"You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong," he said. "There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong." Trump is expected to visit the UK in October, though that may depend on how this week's British election turns out, the Telegraph reports. Prime Minister Theresa May declined to comment directly on Trump's remarks Monday but praised the mayor's response to the attack, the Guardian reports. "Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it's wrong to say anything else—he's doing a good job," she told reporters. (Kellyanne Conway blames media coverage for the controversy.)

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