U.S. President Donald Trump has once more fired shots at the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, in the wake of five attacks in the city that left three men dead and three others injured in the space of 24 hours. The president has had a long-standing feud with the mayor and took the weekend-violence as an opportunity to share his disdain yet again on Twitter.

Trump retweeted right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins, who referred to the capital as ‘Stab-City’ and called for his replacement. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was “absolutely awful” Mr. Trump was using the “tragedy of people being murdered to attack the mayor.” In response to his attack on Khan, many media outlets pointed out that before the president judged London, he should take a look at his own backyard – as statistics show that violence in U.S. cities far exceed London.

U.S. President Donald Trump attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Twitter again in the wake of violent attacks over the weekend

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Trump retweeted right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins’ response to the tragedies, who has also been openly critical of Khan

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According to British media, police made 14 arrests after five separate attacks in London left three men dead and three others injured in the space of 24 hours. These three deaths take the total number of homicides in London in 2019 to 56. Official data shows that this time last year, there had been 82 deaths – and 2018 took the record as the worst year for the city in a decade.

In a series of tweets, he called Khan a ‘disgrace’ as well as ‘dumb’ and ‘incompetent’

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Following the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market in 2017, the U.S. president tweeted out: “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!” To which Mr Khan responded that he would not allow Mr. Trump to “divide our communities”.

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And in July last year, President Trump said Mr Khan had “done a very bad job on terrorism.” The mayor refused to engage and said he would not rise to Donald Trump’s “beastly” accusation that he had done “a terrible job.”

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Mayor Khan chose not to respond to the tweets and instead tweeted out information on future safety measures

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“Violent crime has no place in our city, and there’s no higher priority for me than Londoners’ safety,” tweeted out the London mayor. His spokesman told the BBC the mayor’s thoughts were with the victims’ families and he “is not going to waste his time responding to this sort of tweet.”

While Khan chose to take the high road, reporters pointed out that the violence in London came nowhere close to that seen in U.S. cities

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Which can be seen on this graph with data collected from the FBI and Metropolitan Police

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People jumped in to defend London against Trump’s criticism

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