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Trump mocked for calling London hospital a 'war zone'

06 May, 2018, 03:46 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media captionTrump Blood on London hospital floor

He said Britain has tough gun laws but that one London hospital has "blood all over the floors" because of knife wounds.

Speaking at a pro-gun rally hosted by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the United States president claimed that knife crime in London is so bad that one hospital is "like a war zone for disgusting stabbing wounds" with "blood all over the floors".

"I recently read a story that in London, which has unbelievably tough gun laws, a once very prestigious hospital right in the middle is like a war zone for terrible stabbing wounds", he said. "They have knives. And, instead, there's blood all over the floors of this hospital", Trump said. Trump didn't identify the source of the information and didn't provide the name of the hospital. "Knives, knives, knives. London hasn't been used to that".

Dr. Karim Brohi, another Royal London surgeon, said that while it is true that there is knife violence in London which must be addressed "urgently and at all levels", no potential solution involves the use of guns.

Can you imagine what it would be like if they had guns?

Donald Trump has once again lied about our NHS.

Trump is scheduled to visit the city on 13 July after several stop-starts since his inauguration. He mimed a stabbing motion.

It's not clear what hospital Trump was referring to on Friday - though The Guardian suggests it may be the Royal London Hospital, based on an story the Daily Mail did about a surgeon working there. London hasn't been used to that.

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"Some of my military colleagues have described their practice here as being similar to being at (Helmand province's former Camp) Bastion". They're getting used to it.

However, Mrs Shearer agreed with the president that knife crime was out of control and hospitals and police were bearing the brunt of the crisis.

While 52 people were killed in London in the first 100 days of 2018 and murders rose from 101 to 153 in the year end March 2018, the magnitude of violent crime is well below that of the US.

"U.K. knife crime nowhere near your off-the-scale gun deaths", she said.

Lib Dem home affairs spokesman Sir Ed Davey acknowledged crime had risen in the capital, but said Mr Trump's remarks were "nevertheless ridiculous" and revealed "his ignorance of Britain".

If he comes to London, President Trump will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen unity over division and hope over fear.

The lobby supported Mr Trump during his 2016 presidential election, spending more than $11m (£8m) in advertisements for him, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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