VIDEO: London mayor responds to Trump’s slam


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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday that President Trump should “explain why he has singled me out” for accusations that Khan has “done a very bad job on terrorism.”

“It takes two to tango, and I’m not tweeting President Trump or saying beastly things about him,” Khan said, according to iTV. “I’m not going to rise to President Trump’s views.”

The article goes on to state the following:

Trump’s latest comment on London’s mayor was made to British newspaper The Sun in an interview published Thursday, while Trump was visiting London.

“I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad,” the president said. “I look at cities in Europe, and I can be specific if you’d like. You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. He has done a terrible job.”

Khan pushed back in multiple media outlets on Friday, saying “it’s for President Trump to explain why he has singled me out for being responsible for these acts of terrorism, and no other mayor or no other leader.”

“I’m also quite clear that although there has been an increase in violent crime across England and Wales, including London, over the last four years, I don’t think the rise in crime is because of immigration,” Khan told the BBC.

“It’s for Trump to explain why he thinks there is a link between immigration into Europe and the rise in crime,” he said.

He added elsewhere that Prime Minister Theresa May needs to stand up to Trump.

“I think our Prime Minister should have the confidence to speak to the US President on equal terms and it’s for President Trump to say what he wants about me,” Khan told iTV.

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