Trump slams London’s mayor in wake of attacks

Posted at 8:46 AM, Jun 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-04 08:46:22-04

Police continue to cordon off an area after responding to attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market where 7 people were killed and at least 48 injured last night. Three attackers were shot dead by armed police. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of early morning tweets in the wake of the London attacks — criticizing the city’s mayor and bemoaning what he says is political correctness when it comes to national security.

The attack killed seven people in a busy section of London and wounded about 50 people.

Trump is calling out Mayor Sadiq Khan for saying there’s “no reason to be alarmed.”

Khan has used those words in a television interview, but it was to reassure Londoners about a stepped up police presence they might see — “No reason to be alarmed.”

Trump used his initial response late Saturday to promote his travel ban — which U.S. courts have blocked. His administration is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate it.

And on Sunday he tweeted: “We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.”

The president notes the attackers used a van to slam into pedestrians and then assaulted people with knives.

“Did you notice we are not having a gun debate right now?”