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Does President Trump owe the mayor of London an apology?

After another deadly terrorist attack in the U.K., President Trump harshly criticized London mayor Sadiq Khan's immediate response on Twitter. Critics say Trump mischaracterized Khan's statement, but the president doubled down, accusing Khan of making a “pathetic excuse." Khan has asked U.K. officials to cancel Trump's upcoming state visit. Many say Trump owes Khan an apology, but the president's supporters say he's just telling the truth—there's no time for political correctness. Should Trump apologize?

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The morning after the attack, London mayor Sadiq Khan told the city's residents not to “be alarmed” if they saw an “increased police presence” in the city. Trump's response seemed to imply the mayor was being soft on terror. 

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Critics say Trump took the mayor's words out of context, and essentially claimed "that London’s first Muslim mayor views terrorist attacks with blithe indifference."

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Both liberals and conservatives said Trump deliberately mischaracterized Khan's statements, and that slamming the mayor of the capital city of our closest ally immediately after a terror attack is a deplorable act. 

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While the British response to Trump's tweets was overwhelmingly critical, some Britons demonstrated in support of the American president.

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And others said Khan should be worrying more about keeping terrorists out of the U.K. than preventing Trump from coming in.

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Trump's eldest son stood by his father's tweets in an interview, and said that maybe Mayor Khan "should do something to fix the problem, rather than just sit there and pretend there isn't one."

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Supporters say Trump is just telling the truth about terrorism, and his critics can't handle the truth.

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Others saw a racial element to Trump's critique of Mayor Khan. 

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