While a Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said there were ‘no go zones’ in London because of terrorism.
He said claimed parts of the city were ‘so radicalised’ the police force were ‘afraid for their own lives’.
The US President took to Twitter to hit out at Sadiq Khan’s ‘pathetic’ response to the London Bridge terror attack.
He sparked outrage in the UK when he tweeted: ‘At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack,’ the president wrote on his personal Twitter account, ‘and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’
Critics pointed out that the London Mayor was saying residents should not be alarmed at the increased police presence.
Mr Trump wrongly linked the rise in crime in England and Wales to ‘Radical Islamic terror’.
The US president sent a tweet referring to figures out yesterday showing crime increased by 13 per cent last year and warning ‘We must keep American safe’.
But British MPs tore into Mr Trump for talking ‘nonsense’ and said he is ‘spreading fear and xenophobia’ by wrongly blaming the rise on terrorism.
UK-US relations took a battering when Donald trump retweeted anti-Muslim propaganda put out by far right group Britain First.
Theresa May criticised the President saying he was ‘wrong’ to share the video.
Mr Trump hit back on Twitter: ‘Theresa, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!’
Donald Trump tore into Britain’s NHS – branding the UK’s system of universal healthcare ‘broke and not working’.
He claimed that a major protest about the winter crisis in Britain’s hospitals in London at the weekend was a sign it is not a system the US should copy.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt hit back saying he is ‘proud’ of the NHS and no Brit wants to live in a US system where millions have no health cover at all.