Boris Johnson refuses to back London Mayor Sadiq Khan after Donald Trump’s extraordinary attack

·Freelance Writer

Boris Johnson has refused to jump to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s defence after Donald Trump attacked him on Twitter.

The former London Mayor and current Foreign Secretary was asked about President Trump’s criticism of Mr Khan’s response to the London Bridge terror attack.

After initially saying Mr Khan was “entirely right” to make a statement after the attacks where he tried to comfort and calm down Londoners, Mr Johnson was then asked about President Trump’s state visit invite.

Boris Johnson said the invite to Donald Trump should remain (Grab)
Boris Johnson said the invite to Donald Trump should remain (Grab)

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “The invitation has been issued and accepted and I see no reason to change that.”

Trump launched an astonishing attack on Mr Khan just hours after three terrorists killed seven people in London on Saturday night.

And yesterday he took to Twitter for another direct attack.

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Trump tweeted: “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!”

Mrs May said yesterday that the mayor was doing a “good job”.

Donald Trump blasted the London Mayor on Twitter (Rex)
Donald Trump blasted the London Mayor on Twitter (Rex)

Mr Khan’s spokesman said the mayor had “more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet”.

He added yesterday: “The mayor is focused on dealing with Saturday’s horrific and cowardly attack and working with the police, the emergency services and the Government to keep London safe.”

Top pic: Rex

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