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Hillary Praises London Mayor Khan for 'Steady, Determined Leadership'

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017 11:44 AM

London Mayor Sadiq Khan — slammed by President Donald Trump over his response to the London Bridge terror attack — received high praise from Hillary Clinton on Monday.

"It's a time for steady, determined leadership, like we are seeing from local authorities in London, including the mayor of London," Clinton said at a Baltimore fundraiser.

"This is not a time to lash out, to incite fear or to use tragedy and terror for political gain.

"Now normally this would go without saying, but we are not living in normal times."

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee was speaking at a gala for the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel, which sends Baltimore high school students to the Jewish State for a study abroad program.

Her remarks, in part, appeared to be a slap at Trump's criticism of Khan on Sunday when he accused him of downplaying the threat of terrorism a day after three terrorists smashed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then stabbed revelers with knives. Seven were killed and 48 injured before the madmen were shot dead by police.

Hours after the carnage, Khan told the BBC: "My message to Londoners and visitors to our great city is to be calm and vigilant today. You will see an increased police presence today, including armed officers and uniformed officers. There is no reason to be alarmed by this. I'm reassured that we are one of the safest global cities in the world, if not the safest global city, but we always evolve and review to make sure we're as safe as we possibly can be."

Trump then tweeted:

A spokesman for Khan said the mayor had "more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks."

In another tweet, Trump said:

Some critics accused Trump of exploiting a terror attack for political gain and many politicians reached out in support of Khan.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors said it "stands today united with Mayor Sadiq Khan of London and the people of London … He has risen above this crisis of death and destruction, as mayors continue to do, to alleviate fear, to bring comfort to his people of London and to give support to the first responders who continue to protect, defend and provide emergency care to his people of London. Thank you, Mayor Khan, for your leadership during this crisis."

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan — slammed by President Donald Trump over his response to the London Bridge terror attack — received high praise from Hillary Clinton on Monday.
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