London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on the United Kingdom government on Monday to cancel a state visit by US President Donald Trump following a public row, mainly on Twitter, over the weekend terror attack in the British capital.
Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Monday condemned what she called the media's "obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".
After the attack, Khan told Londoners not to be alarmed at the increased police presence in the city. Initially, Khan responded through a spokesman, who said the London mayor "has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks". Trump quoted Khan out of context in order to attack the mayor politically.
His comments caused outrage among British officials.
Trump said he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May to express America's "unwavering support" and offer United States assistance as the British government works to protect its citizens and bring the guilty to justice. "When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate", he told Channel 4. "Why would you want to stop them coming?"
President Donald Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, speaks during the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala at the Ford's Theatre in Washington on Sunday.
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Prime Minister Theresa May came to Khan's defense, saying he was doing a "good job" and that they were working together closely in the wake of the weekend attack.
Londoners are fed up [with] Sadiq's [sic] Khan's soft stance on terrorism.
Khan was interviewed early this morning on the BBC's Breakfast News show, and was asked directly whether President Trump was welcome in the city.
There was no immediate response from Khan to Trump's latest Tweet.
The Trump administration is expected to take the proposal to the Supreme Court next week.
"I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it is wrong to say anything else", she said.
As Mr Trump was engaging in his attack on Mr Khan, the US Conference of Mayors, which represents 1,400 communities with populations of 30,000 or more, sent a message of support to the London mayor and to Londoners.
Khan is London's first Muslim mayor.