The tit-for-tat over Twitter between US President Donald Trump and London mayor Sadiq Khan shows no sign of abating.
Trump has now branded Khan a “disaster” and a “national disgrace” following two fatal stabbings and a shooting in London in the space of 24 hours.
Trump put up the tweets in response to a post by outspoken right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins, in which she called the capital “Stab-City” and “Khan’s Londonistan” alongside two screenshots of news articles detailing the violence.
20 hours in Stab-City UPDATE
2 stabbed to death
1 shot dead
Three stabbed – but not dead.
Wandsworth & Tower Hamlets
This is Khan’s Londonistan. pic.twitter.com/iPMmp7iSvO
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) June 15, 2019
Police recorded 732 homicides in England and Wales last year, the highest total in a decade, according to official figures released in April.
A spokesman for Khan said the mayor would not “waste his time responding to this sort of tweet” as he is “focusing on supporting London’s communities and over-stretched emergency services”.
He said: “He [Mr Khan] has been in regular touch with senior Met police officers last night and throughout the day.
“His thoughts are with the victims’ families.”
Trump and Mr Khan clashed during the president’s state visit to the UK last week, when the president branded the mayor a “stone cold loser”.
Via Sky News