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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:14 PM

Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan in tweets over London deaths

Source: The Guardian and agencies

Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan in tweets over London deaths

US leader calls London mayor a ‘disaster’ after three men killed in separate attacks in 24 hours

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Sun 16 Jun 2019 00.59 BST Last modified on Sun 16 Jun 2019 01.10 BST

The row between Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan has escalated again after the US president called the London mayor “a disaster” in response to violence in the capital, where three men have been killed in separate attacks in less than 24 hours.

Retweeting a post by right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins about the killings, the president said the capital needed a new mayor “ASAP” and that Khan “will only get worse!”

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Trump then followed his tweet up a few hours later with another attack on Khan: “He is a national disgrace who is destroying the City of London!”

The original post by Hopkins called the capital “Stab-City” and “Khan’s Londonistan” alongside two screenshots of BBC News articles detailing the violence.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/16/trump-attacks-sadiq-khan-over-upsurge-in-london-violence

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Eugene Jun 2019 OP
CurtEastPoint Jun 2019 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2019 #2
sop Jun 2019 #3
lunasun Jun 2019 #4
Turbineguy Jun 2019 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2019 #6
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:25 PM

1. Meanwhile in the US: mass gun deaths nearly daily are the norm. STFU Cheeto.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:27 PM

2. National disgrace?

58 people have been murdered in London so far this year. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8273147/london-murder-rate-2019/ The population of London is 8.136 million. In contrast, Washington DC has had 71 homicides so far this year, https://mpdc.dc.gov/page/district-crime-data-glance, with a population of only 633,427. Do the math, Spanky. Your town would have had 745 homicides if it had been the same size as London.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:40 PM

3. Think how much worse it would be if Londoners could purchase AR-15s and semi-auto handguns

with high-capacity magazines. There are violent people everywhere, best not to arm them with weapons capable of killing dozens in mere seconds.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:43 PM

4. Wow not even fake thoughts and prayers to London and it's mayor

Normalize this lack of humanity again and again. With trump just putting out racist tweets the media covers as news not some deplorable action on his part

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:31 PM

5. Dang!

Everybody in the whole country just forgot about the Russian election meddling, obstruction of justice and impeachment.

Those tweets are really working, dude!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:30 AM

6. Wow. The ignorance.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:09 AM

7. God I hate him

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