President Trump took to Twitter on Monday morning to slam London Mayor Sadiq Khan, again, calling his recent explanation for saying there is “no reason to be alarmed” as a “pathetic excuse.”
The president also said the mainstream media is “working hard to sell” Khan’s explanation that his previous comment was taken out of context.
Over the weekend, Trump criticized the mayor of London for saying there is “no reason to be alarmed.” Many pundits expressed that the president took the comments out of context because the mayor was simply saying an increased police presence offered “no reason to be alarmed.”
According to CNN, the mayor’s entire quote was actually, “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. No reason to be alarmed.”
Earlier on Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended Trump on NBC’s “Today” show Monday, slamming the media’s “obsession” with the president’s Twitter feed. Meanwhile, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” also mocked the president’s handling of the London attack with a droll pop quiz.
President Trump was extremely active on Twitter Monday morning, also firing off a series of messages related to his proposed travel ban.
Trump called for a Supreme Court hearing and urged the Justice Department to make it more difficult for people to enter the country. Two attempts to restrict travel from predominantly Muslim countries have been shot down by lower courts. Law Newz columnist Ronn Blitzer thinks Trump’s Twitter rhetoric undermines his legal case.
Trump also gave a shout out to “Fox & Friends” during Monday’s tweet-storm, while referring to Democrats as “obstructionists” for not quickly approving some of his cabinet selections.