A Conservative member of the London Assembly called out the Mayor of London for not focusing on the City and getting involved in arguments on the international stage.
Andrew Boff, the Tory London-wide member insisted that the London Mayor was allowed to have an opinion but needed to put the capital first.
Sadiq Khan has become embroiled in arguments with the US President Donald Trump, the SNP and most recently Donald Trump Jnr.
Mr Boff said: “Foreign affairs is not the job of the Mayor of London. The job of the Mayor of London is to give a good presentation of the City, to encourage investment from other parts of the world.
“I wonder if his stance is one that is constitutive to attracting American investment into London.
Andrew Boff criticised the Mayor for getting into rows instead of focusing on London
“He just has to be very very careful, the trouble is I don’t think he is taking he job that seriously. He is using it as a platform for his views.”
The London Mayor received harsh criticism from Donald Trump Jnr in the wake of the London terror attacks on Wednesday.
The eldest child of the US President made reference to comments the London Mayor made six months ago in an interview.
In a tweet linking to the article from September, Mr Trump Jnr posted: “Are you kidding me?!”
In the article, Mr Khan said inhabitants of major cities “have got to be prepared for these sorts of things” and they are “part and parcel of living in a big city.”
The London Mayor also reiterated that it was his job “to make sure that we are as safe as we can be” in London.
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Sadiq Khan delivering another dig at the US President in February
Speaking to CNN, Mr Khan replied to the comments saying: “I am not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jnr. I have been doing far more important things over the last 24 hours.”
Mr Boff was not surprised that the London Mayor had received criticism from the Trump administration.
He added: “If he is concerned that he is being targeted by the Trump administration can he be surprised? If the job of Mayor is to attract foreign investment into London through diplomacy then he’s really messed up.
“The audience for these statement are the electorate in the Labour Party who will select the next leader, not Trump or Londoners.”
The London Mayor also reacted to President Trump after he condemned the billionaires travel restriction policy, calling for his UK state visit invitation to be cancelled.
He said: “I love America, I love Americans and I believe the special relationship is a good one and one that’s here to stay.
“But when you’re mates with somebody, when you’ve got a special relationship, of course you are side-by-side with them in times of adversity but when they are wrong you call them out.”
The job of the Mayor of London is to give a good presentation of the City
Conservative London assembly member, Mr Boff, was left frustrated by the remarks from the London Mayor as he labelled him a hypocrite.
He added: “It’s an okay opinion to have, but when you decide to make that announcement, on the top floor of City Hall, in front of an audience of ambassadors, for example the Bangladeshi ambassador, the Yemeni ambassador, who actually ban any citizens of Israel or indeed, anybody who has ever been to Israel form going into those countries. It strikes me as a bit of hypocrisy.
“As I say, it is a perfectly valid opinion to have but not when you are looking into the eyes of people who have banned for years, the movement of Israelis and indeed anybody who has been to Israel.
“That I’m afraid is the trouble with the Mayor. He doesn’t think very much about what he is doing, he over promises and it comes back to bite him.”
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Annie Lennox, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Bianca Jagger lead crowds across Tower Bridge during the March4Women event in London, ahead of International Women's Day
Mr Boff urged the Mayor of London to do what was right for the City in relation to his feud with the American President.
He said: “It’s perfectly right to have an opinion about that issue, but at some point, like Theresa May has done, he has got to think of the interests of this country.
“He has got to say what is in the best interests of London, not ‘look how much I am opposing what Donald Trump has done in America, Labour members’.”
Mr Khan was surrounded by controversy once again in February by likening Scottish nationalism to racism, as the First Minister prepares to call for another independence referendum.
In a speech the Mayor said: “There's no difference between those who try to divide us on the basis of whether we're English or Scottish, and those who try to divide us on the basis of our background, race or religion.”
Mr Boff blasted the Mayor of London once again for continuing to get into arguments with matters outside of the City's realms.
He finished: “This is another reason why he is not serious. There is something going on in his office. This is about a badly drafted speech which infers that just because you are a nationalist you are a racist. That is rather insulting.
“He is not a serious player on the international stage and this is worrying. He is so badly prepared to represent London. He is not a serious politician, he is more concerned with cackles and heckling rather than doing the serious job of being the Mayor of London.”