Trump was quick to generalize all Muslims as terrorists following the recent lone-wolf attack in London.
Trump made progress in his campaign to drive away all U.S. allies when he attacked London’s Mayor Sadik Khan for issuing the statement “no reason to be alarmed!” in effort to keep his city calm.
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
Trump is scheduled to visit Britain—at least for now. In response to Trump’s childish behavior, Khan is urging that Great Britain officially tells Trump that he is no longer welcome to the country. Khan is specifically asking that the British government cancels Trump’s visit. And he didn’t try to hide his disdain for Trump:
“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for.”
“When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong. There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong.”
After Trump’s meeting with NATO, Angela Merkel told the world they could no longer rely on Trump. If the British government agrees with the London mayor to cancel Trump’s visit, then Trump will be slighted again by an ally. And with Trump withdrawing from the Paris Accord to the shock of, literally, the entire world, Trump might find himself left out of decisions that will have a direct impact on Americans.
Trump has no idea how to be leader. Mayor Khan carried out a basic responsibility expected from any leader — to give the people a sense of safety. Clearly President Trump would rather Americans live their lives in fear and generalize an entire religion at the same time.