May Refuses to Condemn Trump For Totally Calling It

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.

  • The Butterfly

    They never need to ‘be vigilant’ in Tokyo.

    • On the trains, they warn of suspicious packages.

      Not left by the religion of the perpetually angry and stabby, though.

  • Brenda

    Shit just got real!

  • andycanuck

    The wire service report I read about this in the Sun this morning also conveniently omits Mo’s Mayor saying that terrorist attacks are now part and parcel of living in a major city so you’ll just have to get used to it that is what really prompted President Trump’s response. (Implying the old “more people die in bathrooms than in terror attacks so we should ignore terrorism” trope.)

    • Do note how getting run down is preferable to getting shot.

      It’s just the British way, apparently.

  • Waffle

    I’ve been puzzling over the fact that tourism has not seemed to drop in the great cities of Europe. But I think I’ve figured out why. It’s of like why a lot of people go to car racing events. It’s not because they’re racing aficionados and really into the finer points of strategy. Car racing, especially on an oval is pretty boring. A lot of spectators will go to the event just in the hope of witnessing a really big crash. That is the attraction.

    So it is similar with visiting London or Paris (or even any sizable city in France) at this time — the sick thrill of surviving a terrorist attack and living to tell the tale.

    On the morning of 9/11 somehow I knew that the world had changed forever. I just didn’t realize then, how profoundly.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    May couldn’t bad mouth Trump’s accurate assessment without looking foolish.

    • Alain

      You mean it is possible for her to look even more foolish?

  • Linda1000

    Trump’s assessment is definitely correct and Mayor Khan called Trump a “blowhard” for tweeting his opinions. Theresa May and Britain have some big problems (see list below). London has now become a military lockdown zone with barriers, military and LEO guns all over the place, plus a nightmare commute.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    I personally wouldn’t invite Trump to a rock fight, but when it comes to muzzies, he’s right on the button.

  • Alain

    When you have politicians who will twist themselves into knots to avoid naming the enemy and the root cause as the Left loves to say, you should understand that they do not care about your safety or interest. By the way that root cause is Islam.

    • Bernie

      That is because the Politicians have been “bought” to shut up.