Oh, PM May … :
Theresa May has dodged calls for her to criticise Donald Trump after he accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of suggesting that people should not be “alarmed” by terror attacks on the capital.
In a series of tweets on Sunday after the London Bridge atrocity, Mr Trump said it was time to “stop being politically correct”, adding: “At least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’”
Taking questions after a central London election campaign speech, Mrs May tried to sidestep questions about Mr Trump by choosing to praise Mr Khan’s response.
Asked if Mr Trump was wrong about his assessment of Mr Khan, the Prime Minister told reporters: “I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it’s wrong to say anything else – he’s doing a good job.”
Mrs May was also asked if she wanted a period of silence from Mr Trump.
She replied: “I’m very clear that Sadiq is doing a good job as Mayor of London. …
Mayors who do fine jobs do not tell people to adjust to terrorism or plead for calm with armed officers in the streets after yet another attack.
Speaking to the BBC, Mr Khan made clear that he was advising Londoners and visitors not to be concerned by the presence of additional armed police officers on the streets of the capital in the days to come, and not playing down anxieties about the attack itself.
“My message to Londoners and visitors to our great city is to be calm and vigilant today,” Mr Khan said.
“You will see an increased police presence today, including armed officers and uniformed officers. There is no reason to be alarmed by this.”
In response, Mr Trump tweeted: “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.”
He then tweeted a few minutes later: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and
Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’”
And he took an opportunity to defend his own resistance to gun control in the US, saying: “Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That’s because they used knives and a truck!”
Oh, because getting run down and stabbed is a way better way to die than being shot.
What a maroon.