“I’m not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr.,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said as he stated he has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet regarding the terror attack on Wednesday near the House Parliament in London, England.
President Donald Trump’s son tweeted, “You have to be kidding me?!” in response to Khan’s statement in 2016 to The Independent newspaper that terror attacks are “part and parcel” of living in a major city.
You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan https://t.co/uSm2pwRTjO
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 22, 2017
Trump Jr. received criticisms on Twitter including Labour politician Wes Streeting calling the President’s son a “disgrace” for capitalizing on the attack for “political gain.”
Khan and President Trump had a history of an exchange of sharp words during the campaign: Khan, who is Muslim, criticized Trump’s immigration ban, and Trump at one point challenged the London mayor to an I.Q. test.
The Whitehouse, on the other hand, sent condolences regarding the attack through a phone call by President Trump to British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Khalid Masood, 52, killed four pedestrians and injured about 50 others as he mowed down members of the public with a car on Westminster Bridge at about 2:40pm on Wednesday.
Moments after that, Masood was shot to death by a close protection officer attached to Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon.