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Donald Trump creates furore on UK visit, calls London Mayor Sadiq Khan 'dumb and incompetent'

Trump's critique comes in response to Sadiq Khan comparing the US president to 20th-century fascists.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: June 03, 2019 14:31 IST
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Trump blasts London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calls him 'dumb'

US President Donald Trump Monday arrived in the United Kingdom for a state visit, D-Day ceremony amid Brexit tensions. Soon after his arrival, the US president lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who earlier called the president's trip to the country a regrettable event.

Moments before Air Force One landed at Stansted Airport near London, Trump tweeted that Khan was a “stone cold loser” who “by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London.”

Trump said Khan “should focus on crime in London, not me.”

Taking to Twitter, Trump said, "Sadiq 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 is a stone-cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me."

In another tweet, the US President wrote "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!"

President Donald Trump has arrived in the U.K. on the first leg of a trip that will include commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day during a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery in France.

Upon their landing in the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were honored at a small welcoming ceremony.

Trump’s visit also comes at a fraught time in British politics, with Prime Minister Theresa May stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7 over the country’s Brexit turmoil. 

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