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White House social media director tells London mayor Sadiq Khan to ‘wake up’ to terror threat

By John Glenday | Reporter

June 5, 2017 | 3 min read

The White House has waded into a UK security debate sparked by three terrorist atrocities within the space of just three months.

Taking to Twitter Dan Scavino Jr publicly rebuked London mayor Sadiq Khan over an alleged lack of urgency in responding to the crisis by tweeting for Khan to "wake up" – complete with caps lock and exclamation marks for emphasis.

In dispute was a critical May 2016 tweet penned by Khan addressed to then presidential hopeful Donald Trump, saying: “Trump's ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe. It risks alienating mainstream Muslims. London has proved him wrong.”

Dan Scavino, Sadiq Khan, Twitter

White House social media director tells London mayor Sadiq Khan to ‘wake up’ to terror threat

In his belated response Scavino countered that: "@MayorofLondon- refer to below tweet 13 months ago, after you criticized ... now President @realDonaldTrump --- and WAKE UP!!!!”

In a separate tweet Trump urged people to "stop being politically correct", warning that if security wasn’t tightened matters would "only get worse".

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