Donald Trump calls London hospital a "warzone"

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Speaking at the event in Dallas, Texas, he said: "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".

Trump claimed that he had read about "blood all over the floors" of this hospital, speaking at the National Rifle Association (NRA)'s convention in Dallas yesterday.

Donald Trump thinks there's a hospital in London that is like a "war zone" because of stabbings in the capital. "A once-prestigious hospital right in the middle is like a war zone for disgusting stabbing wounds", he said, using the story to illustrate his scorn for more gun control.

Martin Griffiths, a lead trauma surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, tweeted a cartoon suggesting that Trump was "missing the point" about knife crime in London with his comments.

Yes, that's right they don't have guns, they have knives - and instead is blood all over the floors of this hospital.

The US president is scheduled to pay an official visit to the United Kingdom on July 13 and Londoners are expected to stage mass protests against him during his stay in the country.

"We have enough of a problem with knife crime", she said.

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At least 38 people in London have lost their lives to knife crime so far this year, according to the Metropolitan Police.

"Knife crime over the past year rose at a similar rate in London (23%) as it did across the whole of England and Wales (21%)", he wrote in a Facebook post in April.

The president then turned his attention to the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, which left 130 people dead.

Making a gun gesture with his fingers and shouting "boom", he told the audience that "if one employee or just one patron had a gun ... or if one person in this room had been there with a gun the attackers would have been stopped".

Khan's office had said at the time that the mayor had “more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks”.

He will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear, ” the London ayor said in a tweet last month when Trump's July visit was confirmed. Some of my military colleagues have described their practice here as being similar to Bastion.