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No, Trump Didn’t Mischaracterize London Mayor Khan’s Remarks

President Trump today tweeted that the mainstream media is abeting London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s spin that Trump took his remarks out of context when he derided Khan for telling Londoners not to be alarmed in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.

As far as I can tell, Trump is absolutely right. While, other than to offer support, our president should be staying out of Britain’s business — just like their leaders should be staying out of ours — Trump’s criticism of Khan was correct.

“Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his ‘no reason to be alarmed’ statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!” Trump tweeted this morning.

That’s true. Here is the original statement by Khan on Sunday:

Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed.

Trump, who has bad blood with Khan, snickered at the remark.

“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'” he tweeted Sunday.

Khan’s office issued a statement saying Trump has taken his remarks “out of context,” and the American MSM jumped to agree.

CNN, in a report on the exchange that was typical of many others in the MSM, spun it for London’s mayor and against our president: “But when Khan said in a statement that there was no cause for alarm, he was referring specifically to a visible increase in police activity on the streets of London in the wake of the attack,” CNN reported.

But what does that mean? If Khan was “referring” to the police, and not the terrorists, then it must mean that he was telling Londoners not to be concerned that the police were going to shoot them. Uh, I don’t think that’s what Khan was trying to say.

Rather, he was telling Londoners not be alarmed by what the increased police presence suggested, which was that there was a damn good reason for the police to be out in force. That is, he was telling people not be alarmed by terrorism, which is exactly what Trump was criticizing him for.

That the MSM would bend over backward to defend a British mayor over their own president says a lot about how biased against Trump they have become, and how much they hate him.