Trump attacks Sadiq Khan in tweets over latest London stabbings

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A further three men were stabbed in a separate attack in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Mr Trump tweeted: "LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster - will only get worse". The initial outburst against Kkan was followed by another tweet a few hours later in which the president called the mayor of the British capital a "national disgrace".

He posted: "He (Khan) is a national disgrace who is destroying the City of London".

London mayor Sadiq Khan says he's sickened by the deaths and has condemned what he calls the "scourge of violence" in the city.

The feud began when Khan, the son of a bus driver who emigrated from Pakistan in the 1960s, criticized Trump's travel ban on people from certain Muslim countries.

Retweeting a post by conservative commentator Katie Hopkins about this weekend's extensive violence in London, the president said Khan was "a disaster" and the capital needed a new mayor.

On Saturday afternoon it emerged a man in his 30s was also stabbed to death in east London.

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Khan's office fought the fire by stating the mayor 'has been in regular touch with Senior Met police officers last night and throughout the day, ' as London's death toll rose to 59.

Trump branded the mayor a "stone cold loser" in a two-part tweet as he touched down in Britain on June 3.

He tweeted in reaction to the President's post: "Absolutely bad to see Donald Trump using the tragedy of people being murdered to attack the Mayor".

The president called Mr Khan a "stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London" shortly before landing in Stansted ahead of his three-day state visit to the United Kingdom earlier this month.

"His thoughts are with the victims" families.

A spokesman for Mr Khan said he was not going to waste time responding to Mr Trump's tweet.

Police said 14 people, including several boys and a girl, had been arrested in connection with the incidents, which they did not believe were linked.

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