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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks to the media as he joined London Ambulance workers in observing a minute's silence at the London Ambulance Service headquarters at Waterloo, central London, in honour of the London Bridge terror attack victims, Tuesday June 6, 2017. A new search was underway Tuesday in a neighborhood near the home of two of the London Bridge attackers, hours after police said they had freed everyone detained in the wake of the rampage that left several dead and dozens wounded. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants the UK to cancel Trump's state visit


London Mayor Sadiq Khan says President Trump's visit to the U.K. later this year should be reassessed, CNBC reported.

"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for," Khan told U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 on Monday evening. 

On Tuesday morning he reiterated his stance, telling the BBC that "there are so many things Donald Trump is wrong about, and in those circumstances I'm not in favor of a state visit."

Khan hasn't exactly been Trump's biggest fan over the past couple of days. Trump tweeted about Khan's reaction to the attack in London that took place on Saturday, criticizing the mayor for saying that London citizens should not "be alarmed" at a heightened police presence in the city. 

Trump went on to tweet, "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed' statement."

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that the invitation had already been extended to Trump and that he saw no reason to rescind it. 

Johnson did, however, say that he approved of Khan's decision to reassure citizens in London not to be alarmed by the increased presence of police officers after the London attack. 

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