London Mayor Sadiq Khan assured the public in a BBC interview: “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed. One of the things the police and all of us need to do is ensure that we’re as safe as we possibly can be.” He added that London “will never let terrorists win.”
Trump took this out of context and tweeted: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'”
Trump’s first impulse Saturday night was to exploit the attack for his own fear-mongering political gain, when he tweeted: “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”
Mediaite reports that Trump’s attack on Khan came right after the mayor’s comments were quoted on Fox & Friends.
We need to ban Trump. He is by far the greater threat to us. If a terrorist incident occurs here in the U.S., he will exploit it to the max as long as the attackers are Muslims or people of color. If the attackers are white supremacists, we know from his silence after the attack in Portland that he won’t care. Maybe one of his staffers will post something sane to clean up after him. But if anyone from the populations he demonizes is reported to have committed an attack, he will go hog wild. He will make Bush’s power grab after 9/11 look restrained.
Decide now not to be fooled, not to be stampeded. Do not count on help from the media. We must rescue our country from this man.