Canceling President Donald Trump's state visit ceremony was not out of the question, London Mayor Sadiq Khan suggested Monday.
"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for," Khan told London's 4 News, discussing the city's anti-terror plan following a terrorist attack Saturday that left seven people dead and dozens wounded.
"When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity, but you call them out when they are wrong. There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong."
Khan was criticized by Trump on Twitter for comments he made after the attack, but the president took the mayor's words out of context.
Khan said: "Londoners will see an increased police presence [Sunday] and over the course of the next few days. No reason to be alarmed."
Trump in tweets sent out Sunday and Monday focused solely on Khan's "no reason to be alarmed" statement.
"Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed' statement. MSM [mainstream media] is working hard to sell it!" Trump tweeted Monday morning.
When asked what Trump had "against him," Khan said he was dealing with more important issues than to worry about tweets.
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