President Trump blasted London’s mayor on Twitter in the aftermath of Saturday’s terror attacks and spoke out against political correctness.
Trump took to Twitter early Sunday morning to criticize Mayor Sadiq Khan for attempting to calm residents of the city by stating there was “no reason to be alarmed” after the attack.
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
Seven people died and at least 48 were injured after a van drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and several suspects went on a stabbing rampage nearby Borough Market on Saturday night.
Khan’s remarks, however, were reportedly addressing the increased police presence that residents should expect in the coming days.
"Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There's no reason to be alarmed," Khan said in a television interview.
Hours earlier Khan had taken to Facebook to condemn the “sickening attack.”
“There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts,” Khan wrote.
As part of a series of tweets, the President wrote, “We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.”
He also went on to talk about gun control.
Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That's because they used knives and a truck!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
Police announced that they made 12 arrests on Sunday in connection with the attack after carrying out raids in East London.
The attack is the third in the UK in recent months.
On May 22, a suicide bomber detonated a device packed with nails at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert, leaving 22 dead.
Three months ago, a vehicle slammed into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge outside the Houses of Parliament. Five people, including a police officer, were killed and more than 50 others were injured in the terror attack.
British Prime Minister Theresa May claimed the attacks are unconnected but said, that they were bound together by the "single evil ideology of Islamist extremism."
"Since the emergence of the threat from Islamist-inspired terrorism, our country has made significant progress in disrupting plots and protecting the public. But it is time to say `Enough is enough'," May said.