In a flurry of tweets about Saturday night's London attacks, President Donald Trump criticized the city's mayor for being too "politically correct" when responding to the national security situation.
"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says 'there is no reason to be alarmed,'" Trump tweeted.
Although London Mayor Sadiq Khan did use those words, it was to reassure Londoners in regards to the increased police presence they would see throughout the night.
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
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
To that, a spokesman for Khan told The Guardian the mayor has "more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police - including armed officers - on the streets."
In a television interview on Sunday morning, Khan said the UK general election, which is scheduled for Thursday, shouldn't be postponed.
"They want to stop us voting on Thursday in the general elections, and enjoying the democracy that we have," he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.