Westminster attack: Donald Trump Jr sparks outrage with Sadiq Khan tweet

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Donald Trump's son has caused outrage with a tweet about London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of the attack on Westminster. 

The tweet by Donald Trump Jr came merely two hours after a man killed and injured pedestrians in a car on Westminster Bridge and fatally stabbed PC Keith Palmer in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster.

Trump Jr shared an interview the London Mayor had given to the Independent in the wake of the bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey.

In the interview, Mr Khan warned the risk of a terror attack was "part and parcel" of living in a high-profile city like London or New York, and advised Londoners to be vigilant to the "evolving tactics" of terrorists. 

However this appears to have been misinterpreted by Trump Jr, who posted this:

This has infuriated many angry British people on Twitter, who feel Trump Jr exploited the tragedy to blast the London Mayor and believe he made a deliberate mistake in implying Mr. Khan's comments were made after Wednesday's terror attack.

 

Meanwhile, the mayor of London himself had this response to CNN: "I'm not going to respond to a tweet by Donald Trump Jr. 

"I've got far more important things to do over the last 24 hours."