One of President Trump’s first courses of action Sunday morning, following the Saturday terror attacks in London that killed 7 and injured 48 was to go after the mayor of that city.
In a series of tweets early Sunday morning the president laid into and misrepresented what Mayor Sadiq Khan said to Londoners in an attempt to calm them down.
“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!” Trump tweeted.
What Khan actually said what that there was “no reason to be alarmed” by the increased police presence they will see over the next few days. He also vowed that “we will never let them win.”
“We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse,” Trump tweeted.
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
According to police, 7 people have died and another 48 were taken to hospitals when a van hit pedestrians on London Bridge and attackers stabbed people at nearby Borough Market.
In yet another tweet Trump went after the gun control debate in the US.
“Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That’s because they used knives and a truck!”
Britain has stricter gun control laws when compared to Britain. In 2011, the U.K. had 0.07 gun homicides for each 100,000 people. The United States has 3 of these homicides for every 100,000 people.
Trump ill-timed criticism landed him in hot water even with some in the Republican party. One of those Republicans is Doug Heye who was a strategist as well as a former top aide to House Republican leadership.
“I can’t imagine Theresa May tweeting like this to the mayor of Orlando or San Bernadino,” Heye said simply.