Donald Trump has attacked the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan once again on Twitter by calling him a ‘national disgrace’ following futher violence in the capital.
He hit out at Khan after five separate attacks in London in which three men were killed in less than 24 hours.
Two teenagers were murdered within minutes of each other in different parts of the capital on Friday, while a man was stabbed to death on Saturday afternoon.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was ‘absolutely awful’ the US president was using the ‘tragedy of people being murdered to attack the mayor’.
Retweeting a post about the killings, Trump said the capital needed a new mayor ‘ASAP’.
He tweeted: ‘Khan is a disaster – will only get worse!’
The original post by Katie Hopkins called the capital ‘Stab-City’ and ‘Khan’s Londonistan’ alongside two screenshots of BBC News articles detailing the violence.
She wrote: ’20 hours in Stab-City UPDATE 2 stabbed to death 1 shot dead Three stabbed – but not dead. Wandsworth & Tower Hamlets This is Khan’s Londonistan.’
Her use of the word ‘Londonistan’ was branded racist in reference to British Muslim Khan, whose heritage is Parkistani, while Corbyn said Trump was helping Hopkins to promote ‘hateful and divisive rhetoric’.
Trump later returned to Twitter to call the mayor a ‘national disgrace’ who is ‘destroying the City of London’.
Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: ‘@SadiqKhan is rightly supporting the police to do their job while Katie Hopkins spreads hateful and divisive rhetoric.
‘They seek to divide at a time we need to come together.’
A spokesman for the mayor said: ‘Sadiq is focusing on supporting London’s communities and 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.’
During the president’s state visit to the UK at the start of June, he fired shots at Khan before even stepping off the plane in London.
He branded the mayor a ‘stone cold loser’ before Khan accused the president of ‘playground behaviour’ and claimed he was a ‘poster boy’ for the far-right.
On Friday afternoon, a boy, 18, was stabbed to death in Wandsworth, minutes before another teenager, 19, 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.
The Metropolitan Police said 14 people – including several boys and a girl – have been arrested in connection with the incidents.
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