Trump insults London Mayor as first act on state visit

Trump has been angered by Khan's criticism of his policies.

US President Donald Trump has mocked Sadiq Khan’s height on twitter and called him a “stone cold loser”.

The visiting president, who received three million less votes than Hilary Clinton in 2016, lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan ahead of his trip to the city.

Khan has said that Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK should not be going ahead because of Trump’s ‘muslim ban’, his defence of white supremacists and his threat to veto a ban on rape as a weapon of war.

Writing in the Observer, Khan also criticised Trump’s re-tweeting of UK far-right groups like Britain First, his climate change denial and his attempts to exploit terrorist attacks in London.

While denouncing Khan, Trump has supported Boris Johnson’s campaign to become Prime Minister.

In an interview in The Sun, he said: “I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent.”

Major anti-Trump protests are expected in London both today and tommorow, with thousands expected to gather in Trafalgar Square.

Joe Lo is a freelance journalist and a reporter for Left Foot Forward.

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4 Responses to “Trump insults London Mayor as first act on state visit”

  1. Tom Sacold

    Name calling seems to be standard practice in today’s political climate. Just read the Guardian comments and you see ordinary working-class Brits being called ‘gammon’ by so-called ‘liberals’ every day.

  2. wg

    Why did we not see blimps up for representatives from China, Saudi Arabia, and various others.

    Is it a case of placing morality below political viewpoint?

  3. Patrick Newman

    Obviously, we can’t stop Trump demeaning his own office and bringing contempt on himself from the whole world. Next stage is Trump saying “My dick is bigger than his”?

  4. steve

    Trump wants NHS to be opened up to the U.S. corporate sector via trade talks.

    I’m all in favour of leaving the neoliberal and increasingly militarised EU but under no circumstances should we jump from the frying-pan into the fire.

    Taking back control will mean free ourselves from corporate meathooks, whether E.U. or U.S.

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