Trump in new attack on London’s mayor

Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump during an earlier visit to Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump during an earlier visit to Windsor Castle

President Trump wrote: "LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP".

On a trip to London in July past year, Trump accused Khan of doing "a very bad job on terrorism", linking immigration to a deadly wave of crime in London.

However, Trump branded Mr Khan a "disaster" in his latest scathing rebuttal of the mayor. Khan is a disaster - will only get worse!'

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

The original post by Hopkins called London "Stab-City" and "Khan's Londonistan" alongside two screenshots of BBC News articles detailing the violence.

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".

Trump called Khan, a Muslim of Pakistani heritage, a "stone-cold loser" earlier this month after the mayor criticized the British government for inviting Trump for a state visit and compared him to 20th century fascists.

An 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Wandsworth on Friday afternoon, minutes before another 19-year-old man was fatally shot in Plumstead.

The Metropolitan Police said 14 people - including several boys and a girl - have been arrested in connection with the incidents in Wandsworth, Plumstead and Clapham.

The mayor was focused on supporting the city's communities and "over-stretched" emergency services, he added.

In the early hours of Saturday two men were stabbed in Clapham and another was stabbed in Brixton.

'He has been in regular touch with senior Met police officers last night and throughout the day.

At that time, the mayor's spokesman called Trump's tweets "childish" and "beneath the president of the United States".