Donald Trump Jr. Gets Social Media Backlash For Criticism Of London Mayor Following Terror Attack

By Shawn Rice

Donald Trump Jr. faces an outraged backlash from Britons and those on social media after he criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan following an attack on the city. President Donald Trump’s eldest son, tweeted a link to a story from 2016 in The Independent in which Khan said that the threat of terror attacks was “part and parcel of living in a big city.”

Trump Jr. said: “You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan.” His tweet followed news of an attack on parliament that left 29 people needing hospital treatment and four dead, including the attacker, who was shot by police after entering the parliamentary estate with a knife.

You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan https://t.co/uSm2pwRTjO

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 22, 2017

The story Trump Jr. tweeted was not Khan’s response to the incident. Rather, in a statement after the attack, Khan said: “London is the greatest city in the world, and we stand together in the face of those who seek to harm us and our way of life. Trump Jr. angered many Britons who accused him of exploiting the tragedy and implying the quotes were made after the attack.

Here are some reactions on social media to Trump Jr.’s comments.

@DonaldJTrumpJr You use a terrorist attack on our city to attack London’s Mayor for your own political gain. You’re a disgrace.

— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) March 22, 2017

@wesstreeting @DonaldJTrumpJr Please know that all decent Americans are very embarrassed by the trump family. Please except our apologies for Jr.’s shameful tweet.

— Bethany Brittany (@bethanyswansong) March 23, 2017

@nytimes Why doesn’t @DonaldJTrumpJr keep out of politics? His father does enough damage with his tweets now son is adding to catastrophe.

— Impie (@mollnell) March 23, 2017

@wesstreeting @DonaldJTrumpJr On behalf of all Americans, we are so sorry. DT jr. suffers from the same faulty and damaged DNA as his father

— Lily Slowe (@lily_slowe) March 23, 2017

@wesstreeting @DonaldJTrumpJr We are so sorry and embarrassed. Trump Jr or his Dad do NOT speak for most of us. Our thoughts and prayers

— Lois Eiler (@LoisEiler) March 22, 2017

Sadiq Khan has shown statesmanship and leadership today @DonaldJTrumpJr has shown idiocy, today illustrates the character of both men. https://t.co/JUFZwoHnS8

— Toby Perkins MP (@tobyperkinsmp) March 22, 2017

Khan has since gone on to state that he has more important things to do than respond to a tweet from Trump Jr. “I’m not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr.,” Khan said on CNN. “I’ve been doing far more important things over the last 24 hours.”

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