London Mayor Sadiq Khan did not respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday because he said he’s “been doing more important things.”
“I’m not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr., I’ve been doing more important things over the past 24 hours,” Khan said.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump Jr. referenced a 2016 article published in The Independent, criticizing Khan’s reaction to a bombing that happened in a Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
“You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan,” Trump Jr. tweeted, quoting the article.
You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan https://t.co/uSm2pwRTjO
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 22, 2017
In the story that was published in September, Khan had said terrorism was “part and parcel of living in a big city.”
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Khan said he had more important things to worry about than Trump Jr.’s tweet and instead focused on London’s recovery following Wednesday’s attack.
“What I do know is that the threat level in London and across the country is severe, that means an attack is highly likely,” Khan said.
“Terrorists hate the fact that whether it’s New York, whether it’s London, whether it’s Paris, whether it’s Brussels, … Istanbul, whether it’s Madrid — we have diverse communities living together peacefully getting on with each other, respecting each other.”
“We’ve got a situation where Parliament is returning to normal today, City Hall is returning to normal today, tourists are returning to London today, business are returning to normal today – just the things that the terrorists hate. I’m not going to allow terrorists to divide London, to destroy our way of life. We haven’t in the past, not currently, not in the future.”
H/T: The Hill
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