The British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was the first person President Trump spoke to upon his arrival to the U.K. He got an earful from the president about London Mayor Sadiq Khan who has been bashing the president and claims he’ll boycott his visit. President Trump told Hunt: ‘Let’s just say he [Mr. Khan] won’t be getting an invite to the White House any time soon’.
President Trump had also just tweeted out a blistering rebuke of Khan’s criticism right as he landed this morning:
‘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’.
‘Khan 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’.
Jeremy Hunt spoke about boycotts of the president’s visit and made a statement about the London mayor’s boycott defending President Trump’s visit. He said Trump’s visit to the UK was not about party politics after Khan criticized the Tories for inviting him. ‘We should be making him feel incredibly welcomed.’
Jeremy Hunt also had this to say:
‘The president does what the president does but let’s ask why he was so angry when he did that tweet, and I think the very simple reason is he’s been shown great discourtesy.’
‘What I would say is for Sadiq Khan and the Labour Party to be boycotting the state visit of the President of the United States, who has been invited here not by Theresa May but by Her Majesty the Queen to celebrate a relationship that goes back centuries but just 75 years ago saw a million American servicemen on our soil land ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty, is I’m afraid, virtue-signalling of the worst kind.’