‘London needs a new mayor ASAP’: Trump reignites feud with Sadiq Khan as he says London’s knife crime epidemic ‘will only get worse’ after three murders in 24 hours
- Donald Trump has savaged Sadiq Khan as London’s murder toll soars to 59
- President said it ‘will only get worse’ after three murders in less than 24 hours
- Trump reignited his war with the Mayor after they clashed during his state visit
- Khan branded Trump a fascist earlier this month as he flew in to meet the Queen
Donald Trump reignited his feud with Sadiq Khan with a stinging lash on the ‘disastrous’ mayor as London’s blood-drenched streets saw three murders in 24 hours.
The US President tweeted, ‘London needs a new mayor ASAP,’ as he warned things ‘will only get worse,’ with Khan at the helm.
Khan’s office fought the fire by stating the mayor ‘has been in regular touch with Senior Met police officers last night and throughout the day,’ as London’s death toll rose to 59.
Two teenagers were murdered within 12 minutes of each other, 12 miles apart in the capital on Friday, while a man was stabbed to death on Saturday afternoon.
The pair clashed when Trump jetted in for a state visit earlier this month, with the Mayor of London dubbing him a ‘fascist’ before Air Force One had even taken off.
The US President tweeted, ‘London needs a new mayor ASAP,’ as he warned things ‘will only get worse,’ with Khan at the helm
Sadiq Khan dubbing Trump a ‘fascist’ before Air Force One had even taken off earlier this month ahead of the state visit
On June 3, Trump rapidly hit back at Khan after his ‘fascist’ comments and branded the mayor a ‘stone cold loser’ in a two-part tweet as he touched down in Britain.
The Labour mayor then accused the president of ‘playground behaviour’ and claimed he was a ‘poster boy’ for the far-right.
Trump’s latest ferocious tweet comes after an 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Wandsworth on Friday afternoon, minutes before another 19-year-old man was fatally shot in Plumstead.
Just hours later, a man in his 30s was killed in Tower Hamlets, east London.
Three men were also stabbed in a separate attack in Clapham during a weekend of violence in the capital.
The Metropolitan Police said 14 people – including several boys and a girl – have been arrested in connection with the incidents in Wandsworth, Plumstead and Clapham.
Retweeting a post by commentator Katie Hopkins about the killings, the President said the capital needed a new mayor ‘ASAP’.
Mr Trump tweeted: ‘LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster – will only get worse!’
The original post by Hopkins shared two screenshots of BBC News articles detailing the violence.
In response to Donald Trump’s tweet, a spokesman for Sadiq Khan said the mayor was ‘focusing on supporting London’s communities’ following the 24 hours of violence.
The spokesman said: ‘Sadiq is focusing on supporting London’s communities & over-stretched emergency services.
‘He has been in regular touch with senior Met police officers last night and throughout the day.
‘His thoughts are with the victims’ families. He is not going to waste his time responding to this sort of tweet.’