London mayor Sadiq Khan says it is preposterous for Trump to blame crime on immigration

US President Donald Trump had earlier criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan's (above) handling of crime and militant attacks.
US President Donald Trump had earlier criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan's (above) handling of crime and militant attacks.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was preposterous for Mr Donald Trump to blame a rise in violent crime in the city on immigration after the United States President criticised his handling of crime and militant attacks.

"The idea that you can blame this on immigration from Africa is, I think, preposterous and we should call him out when he does so," Mr Khan told BBC Radio on Friday (July 13).

Mr Trump told The Sun newspaper that the London Mayor had "done a very bad job on terrorism" and referred to "crime that is being brought in" to the city.

"I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism," Mr Trump told The Sun. "I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in."