President Trump is in England for his historic state visit and spirits are high save for the scandalous London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
He went rude early and cranked up the venom to show his anger, but the truth is he has been relentlessly bashing Trump since the Queen extended the invite. He wanted it retracted and when that didn’t happen he inserted himself into the conversation with some cheap shots.
Enter President Trump who just knocked him off his arrogant high horse. From Yahoo:
US President Donald Trump lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday as he arrived for a three-day state visit to Britain, reviving a long-running enmity between the two.
On landing, he sent out a pair of tweets calling Khan a “stone cold loser” for criticising his red carpet treatment, which includes a private lunch and state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Khan, “who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting president of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom”, he said.
“He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me,” Trump wrote, likely referring to a spike in fatal stabbings in the capital which is causing widespread public concern.
The US leader also misspelled Khan’s name, writing “Kahn”.
The two have a long history of bad relations, occasionally clashing on Twitter.
Ratcheting up their feud a notch, Khan wrote a newspaper article on Sunday in which he compared the US leader to European dictators from the 1930s and 1940s.
Khan, a Muslim whose parents arrived in London from Pakistan and who became mayor in 2016, pointed to Trump’s “deliberate use of xenophobia, racism and ‘otherness’ as an electoral tactic” as well as his travel ban efforts on mostly Muslim countries.
In a second tweet, Trump compared Khan to New York York’s liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio, with whom he has also clashed, writing that the difference between them was that London’s leader was “only half his height”.
Khan’s spokesman responded that “childish insults” should be “beneath the president of the United States”.
….Kahn reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job – only half his height. In any event, I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit. Landing now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019
— ELLEUK (@ELLEUK) June 3, 2019