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Trump Jr. Called a 'Disgrace' for Criticizing London Mayor

British Member of Parliament Wes Streeting accused him of using a terrorist attack for "political gain"

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    Trump Jr. Called a 'Disgrace' for Criticizing London Mayor
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    File Photo—Donald Trump Jr. (C) gestures to Trump campaign senior advisor Boris Epshteyn (L) in the lobby at Trump Tower, Nov. 16, 2016, in New York City.

    Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city.

    Trump Jr. tweeted: "You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan." The tweet included a link to a Sept. 22 story from Britain's Independent newspaper that includes the quote from Khan, who was asking Londoners to be vigilant following a bombing in New York City.

    British Member of Parliament Wes Streeting was among numerous Britons who responded to the tweet with criticism. He called Trump Jr. "a disgrace" and accused him of using a terrorist attack for "political gain."

    Trump Jr. has previously faced criticism for statements he's tweeted.

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    During the 2016 presidential campaign, he likened accepting refugees into the U.S. to a bowl of poisoned Skittles candy.

    "If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful?" said the tweet on the verified @DonaldJTrumpJr handle.

    "That's our Syrian refugee problem," said the post.

    "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy," Skittles parent company said in the statement at the time.