Donald Trump Jr has joined his father in attacking Sadiq Khan, saying the Mayor of London is “pretending” there isn’t a problem with terrorism in the capital.
The US President’s son waded in on the row, which has led Mr Khan to suggest that Donald Trump’s planned state visit to Britain should be cancelled, during a television interview on Tuesday.
Mr Trump had previously branded Mr Khan “pathetic” as he criticised him for saying there was “no reason to be alarmed” by the additional police presence on the capital’s streets following the London Bridge terror attack.
“Maybe he should do something to fix the problem rather than just sit there and pretend there isn’t one.
“I think that’s an important message.”
He also defended his father, saying: “Every time he puts something out there he gets criticised by the media all day every day by everyone else and guess what? Two weeks later he’s proven to be right.”
“It happened again and we keep appeasing it and keep saying, ‘okay, it’s going to be great. We’re going to hold fast and we’re going to keep calm and carry on.’
“Maybe we have to keep calm and actually do something. And I think that’s what he’s trying to say because he’s been proven right every time.”
Trump Jr also slammed Sadiq Khan after the terror attack in Westminster over comments the Mayor made in an interview last year about terrorism.
The President’s son quoted an interview Mr Khan did with the Evening Standard last September, following an explosion in the Chelsea district of New York that left 29 people injured.
The Mayor said in the interview that terror attacks were “part and parcel of life in the big city”.
Trump Jr linked to a report of the interview in a tweet, saying “You have to be kidding me?!” (Evening Standard)