Do Republicans really think attacking the Mayor of London is OK?

Donald Trump has doubled down on his Twitter feud with the Mayor of London - more or less accusing him of bowing down to terrorists.

After a terrorist attack like the one that occurred Saturday night in London, world leaders usually respond by making public declarations of solidarity.

But not Donald Trump.

He's reacted to this weekend's tragedy by getting mad online and picking a fight with the Mayor of London.

It seems like we ask this question every week - but what the hell is wrong with him?

When London Mayor Sadiq Khan told residents of his city "not to be alarmed" after Saturday's terrorist attack, he was referring to the increased police presence they'd see over the coming days and weeks.

That is indisputable - documented fact.

Unless - of course - you're Donald Trump.

In one of his most disgraceful moves yet as president, Trump has accused Khan of telling Londoners not be alarmed about the terrorist attack itself - and is now claiming that all facts to the contrary are part of some big bad media conspiracy to make Khan look good:

"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!""

"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!"

Do Republicans really think this kind of behavior is OK?

Khan is Muslim - that's what Trump is getting at here, isn't he? And if so, how is dog whistle bigotry about public officials a responsible way to handle the very complex issue of terrorism and Islamic extremism?

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Arrgy's picture
Arrgy 4 years 15 weeks ago
#1

They're pin head, Nazi's. They don't think, they bully.

Raypc800 4 years 15 weeks ago
#2

As investigations into Russia connection continue on. It seems that more and more GOP Congress members names popup as to taking money from Russian sources. This heavily implies that their true alligence is with Russia. Thus they have all sold their political souls to Putin and will not counterdict his main man Trump.

Thus we need to keep following the money so we can round up these putinpuppets and evict them out of office.

deepspace's picture
deepspace 4 years 15 weeks ago
#3

What will it take for the stubborn trolls on this blog, especially Hotdog Lady, DianeyWorld, and K-2 Killasquid, to at last come clean and display even a germ of intellectual honesty? How long will they make phony excuses for this juvenile manboy, who is so obviously unqualified to represent this great nation (which won't be for long), while he remakes it in his own sick image? How about if he signs an executive order to have his fat face sewed onto every American flag? When will Trump troglodytes finally admit that they majorly efed-up "big-league" by voting for this crude and embarrassing fool, who has no principles whatsoever? Never?

giraffe's picture
giraffe 4 years 15 weeks ago
#4

Trump is without doubt mentally ill - he has a textbook narcissistic paranoid personality - and should probably be locked up in solitary confinement so he can't harm anyone.

ErinRose's picture
ErinRose 4 years 15 weeks ago
#5

The questions you keep asking are pretty light weight. Wouldn't a better question be whether or not the young woman who has been arrested for treasonous leaking is really guilty, or is she being framed as a distraction so no one will look into the nefarious doings of the DNC and the Deep State? In the first place, this contractor was a low level agent and didn't have access to documents of that caliber. And in the second place, all of the leaked documents carried IP addresses that traced back to HOMELAND SECURITY, and not Russia. The whole Russian narrative is a put up job, and so is this. I feel sorry for this agent. This government is withoug conscience and she is just another sacrificial lamb, like Chelsea Manning, on the alter of egos and corruption.

ErinRose's picture
ErinRose 4 years 15 weeks ago
#6

#giraffe: I agree. I keep looking at his pictures and seeing someone who is psychologically unbalanced. But, I'll say it again: It took this man to wake this country up and get people to turn off the TV, put down the beer, and start thinking about something other than the sports results. By the time he finishes up, this country should be squarely on its knees. But the public should be fully awake by then and ready to go to work to take the country back and build it from the ground up to be the Camelot of our father's dreams.

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2950-10K 4 years 15 weeks ago
#7

Regarding Trump's reaction to the Mayor of London. Isn't it obvious that Crooked Donny is your typical foxmerized, easily programmed, lazy thinking, out of shape, selfish, misinformed, arrogant, greedy, self puffed, bigoted, ugly American? The rest of the world sure sees it this way.

BTW: Putin and Trump's collusion makes the election invalid. When you get caught stealing a car you don't get to keep it. When you steal an election a new one needs to be held. I don't give a damn it has never happened before, there's a first time for everything. NATO and The United Nations need to step in and help us out of this mess. These are extreme times. Hello, we're on the eve of global disaster.

deepspace's picture
deepspace 4 years 15 weeks ago
#8

ErinRose #6: "But the public should be fully awake by then and ready to go to work to take the country back and build it from the ground up to be the Camelot of our father's dreams."

From your lips to God's ears.

BUT:

"I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability." --Oscar Wilde

deepspace's picture
deepspace 4 years 15 weeks ago
#9

2950-10K: "These are extreme times. Hello, we're on the eve of global disaster."

"Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization." --George Bernard Shaw

Hephaestus's picture
Hephaestus 4 years 15 weeks ago
#10

Has this "pudding" got nothing else to do other condemn a gentleman of modest political elevation in the UK

Thom would appear to have nailed it

Republican racism and religious bigotry

Legend 4 years 15 weeks ago
#11

It is not just Trump that is an embarrassment to this country. It is his base and the Republican Party that is an embarassment to this country for supporting him.

Dianereynolds's picture
Dianereynolds 4 years 15 weeks ago
#12

Like obamacare, President Trump should stay out of London politics and let the idiot mayor of London answer to the people. Both will come to a disastrous end without help from Washington D.C.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xcQo8C8bwKw

Legend 4 years 14 weeks ago
#13

The real joke is that these terrorist are British citizens, with British passports. They can fly to the USA without a visa for $200 to $300. Go to a gun shop and buy as many semi automatic weapons and ammo as they want. Because we protect their rights to arm themselves. It would be more difficult to rent a truck because they have a 25 year age limit for insurance purposes.

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droberson 4 years 14 weeks ago
#14

what Trump and these right wing fascists fail to realize is that by their reasoning neither myself nor any other black person in the world should ever trust any Christian. Slavery was justified under Christianity as was the klan, segregation, jim crow laws and I could go on and on. As a matter of fact religion was one of the ways that slavemasters kept their slaves under control. It's not a religion that is resposible for these attacks but an ideaology that has to be defeated through education which is something the republicans and Trump are no fans of. In their minds it's better to stoke the flames of fear to keep power rather than embace enlightenment and confront this problem head on and honestly and potentially lose political power

deepspace's picture
deepspace 4 years 14 weeks ago
#15

droberson: No truer words ever spoken -- both eloquent and poignant. Thank you.

False religion and ignorance have been the bane of civilization all through human history, inspiring the most egregious atrocities, with slavery at the top of the list.

Supporting your second point, even the most experienced leaders in our own military have stated repeatedly that the root of terrorism is an ideological battle and cannot be defeated through the use of force alone. Yet, our war-mongering politicians insist on waging a campaign of state-sponsored terrorism against the Muslim culture and their populations, murdering countless innocent men, women, and children along the way, incubating hate and creating more terrorists than we could ever kill.

Violence begets violence. That is what virtually every religion teaches; that is what authoritarian leaders and their followers most ignore.

chuckle8's picture
chuckle8 4 years 14 weeks ago
#16

deepspace -- thanks for the quotes.

Hephaestus's picture
Hephaestus 4 years 14 weeks ago
#17

droberson #14 : Well said!

However, some measure of responsibility for the trade in slaves needs to be laid at the door of indigenous tribal chiefs

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