President of the United States Donald Trump tweeted for the second time against London Mayor Sadiq Khan, following the aftermath of the terror attacks in the United Kingdom. Trump was widely panned on Twitter for his first tweet criticizing the London Mayor. Despite this, he has tweeted a second time against Khan following a statement that Khan’s statement was being taken out of context by him, calling it a “pathetic excuse.” Even the British Prime Minister Theresa May, who had desisted from criticizing Trump after his first tweet had to get involved after the second one. She said that Khan was doing a “good job” following the terror attacks and it wasn’t right to say anything else.
President Trump took on Mayor Khan for asking Londoners not to be “alarmed” following the terror attacks which left at least 7 dead and 48 grievously injured. Khan had said in a statement after the attacks that police deployment would be increased and hence Londoners had no reason to be alarmed. Apparently quoting him out of context, Trump had tweeted sarcastically that after an attack that left 7 dead and several injured the Mayor of London says there’s “no reason to be alarmed.” In response to Trump’s tweet, Khan’s office released a statement saying that he had more important things to do than to respond to President Trump’s “ill-informed” tweet. Unfazed, Trump called this a ‘’pathetic excuse” on Sadiq Khan’s part to apparently cover up his first statement.
Meanwhile, two of the three London Bridge attackers have been identified by the British Police. One of them is Pakistan-born British citizen Khuram Shazad Butt (27), and the other is Rachid Redouane (30) of Moroccan-Libyan descent who also went by the alias Rachid Elkhdar. Investigations are on to find out the identity of the third attacker. All three attackers were shot dead in confrontation with British police after they drove a van at full speed into pedestrians before stabbing them. 7 people have been confirmed dead and 48 injured in the ghastly attack.