London’s anti-Trump Mayor Sadiq Khan has been attacking President Trump since he was elected, but he ramped up the attacks before the president’s state visit to Britain to say he would boycott the visit.
As the president landed at Stansted Airport this morning, he tweeted out a blistering attack back at the London mayor:
‘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’.
As the president greeted Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on the tarmac, he spoke briefly about the London mayor to complain and said: ‘Let’s just say he [Mr. Khan] won’t be getting an invite to the White House any time soon’.
The foreign secretary made a statement later (see below) in defense of the president and admonishing the London mayor’s disrespect.
The three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister.
The last stop on the state visit will be to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, so it was apropos that the First lady Melania Trump wore a Burberry blouse that commemorates D-Day for her arrival.
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt commented on President Trump’s tweet about London Mayor Sadiq Khan:
‘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.’
The President’s first stop will be Buckingham Palace.