Hours after London was hit by an Islamic terrorist attack, Sadiq Khan the Muslim mayor of London, announced:
Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. No reason to be alarmed — one of the things the police and all of us need to do is make sure we`re as safe as we possibly can be.
The mayor was reassuring his constituents that the police were doing everything they could to protect them, and that they shouldn`t be alarmed by the increased police presence.
Whenever an ally of America is hit by terrorism the president immediately issues a statement expressing solidarity and concern. I`m not a politician or a speechwriter, but I could have written a statement for Trump:
My heart goes out to the victims and their families and friends in London. No act of terror can shake the strength and resilience of our British ally. They will maintain a stiff upper lip, stay calm and carry on.
Instead Trump attacked the mayor of London during his time of crisis, he mischaracterized his words in a loathsome tweet:
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and the Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed”
Of course the mayor was telling the citizens of London not to be alarmed by the increased police presence, he wasn`t telling them not to be alarmed about terrorism in general.
Why did Trump attack the mayor of London in a time of crisis, when England is our closest ally? I can come to no other conclusion, but that it has everything to do with the mayor`s ethnicity and religion. Trump has a history of attacking people of color, witness his previous victims of his toxic tweets:
Gold star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan
U.S District Judge Gonazlo Curiel
Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos
Trump`s blatant racism is causing division and strife in the homeland and destroying our relationships with our allies. It`s time to impeach the racist bastard.
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