London Mayor Sadiq Khan doesn't have time to play Trump politics.
During an interview with CNN, Khan refused to respond to criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump's son.
Just hours after Wednesday's attack that saw a car run over pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and a police officer fatally stabbed, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted "you have to be kidding me."
Trump Jr. linked to an interview Khan had done months earlier about the frequency of terror attacks in major cities.
You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan https://t.co/uSm2pwRTjO— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 22, 2017
Khan refused to comment when anchor Christiane Amanpour brought up the tweet.
"Well I'm not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr., I've been doing far more important things over the last 24 hours," he said.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan: "I'm not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr, I've been doing more important things over the past 24h" pic.twitter.com/JGibM7vWOT— CNN (@CNN) March 23, 2017
Several people did respond to the younger Trump, including British MP Wes Streeting, who called him a "disgrace."
@DonaldJTrumpJr You use a terrorist attack on our city to attack London's Mayor for your own political gain. You're a disgrace.— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) March 22, 2017
Khan, however, did say the threat level in London and across Britain is "severe."
"That means an attack is highly likely."
Khan said terrorists hate how diverse communities live in relative peace together in cities such as New York, London, Paris, Istanbul, Madrid.
He made a point to mention how Parliament is returning to normal, as well as city hall and businesses. Tourists are returning to London, he added.
"Just the thing that the terrorists hate," he said.
"I'm not going to allow terrorists to destroy London, to destroy our way of life. We haven't in the past, we haven't currently, and not in the future."
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