President Trump called Mayor Khan a "national disgrace" after his protests against the state visit (Image: GETTY)
US President Donald Trump called Mr Khan a "national disgrace" and warned the violence will only get worse after a weekend of bloodshed in the capital saw three people killed and at least five others injured. Mr Khan's response to the crisis has been widely condemned, with many urging him to do more. In a tweet yesterday, he said: "Violent crime has no place in our city, and there's no higher priority for me than Londoners' safety. Our Metropolitan Police Violent Crime Task Force are working round the clock to catch offenders and remove dangerous weapons from our streets." Mr Trump previously tweeted: "London needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster - will only get worse." He also claimed Mr Khan was "destroying the city of London".
A spokesman for the Labour mayor responded by saying Mr Khan was "not going to waste his time responding to this sort of tweet". It is the latest in a bitter feud between the pair.
Ahead of his three-day state visit to the UK earlier this month, Mr Trump called Mr Khan a "stone cold loser" after the mayor said the UK should not be "rolling out the red carpet" for the president.
Mr Khan has also accused Mr Trump of "playground behaviour" and claimed he was a "poster boy" for the far-Right.
Mr Trump has also condemned Mr Khan's response to the 2017 terror attack at London Bridge.
Met Police figures show that 2018 was the worst on record for murders, with 136 killings recorded in the capital.
Mr Khan has been heavily criticised for not doing enough about the violence in London (Image: GETTY)
A TOP police officer said families are facing "the most devastating tragedy imaginable" after a weekend of bloodshed in London.
Three people were killed, including two teenagers, and at least five were seriously injured after a spate of stabbings and a shooting.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matthew Twist said: "Our thoughts are with all the victims' families and friends, who are facing the most devastating tragedy imaginable this weekend.
"We made a significant number of arrests in relation to the various incidents and officers are undertaking further activities, following up additional leads to ensure that we achieve justice for the families of those affected by violence in the past few days.
"We have increased the coverage of the Violent Crime Task Force in targeted areas across London this weekend and officers from across the boroughs, supported by colleagues from specialist units, will continue to undertake high-visibility patrols, which will remain in place into the start of the week."
Deputy Assistant Commisioner of the Met Police, Matthew Twist (Image: TWITTER)
Officers in the capital said they