The mayor of London is no friend to Donald Trump. The two have been butting heads ever since the Trump campaign in 2016. That was when POTUS suggested it would be a grand idea to ban Muslims from traveling to America. Given that Mayor Sadiq Khan is London’s first Muslim mayor, he was offended. Their dislike for one another just heated up again.
When Trump suggested the Muslim ban, Khan called the U.S. president’s religious views “ignorant,” according to POLITICO. POTUS has always been quick to take offense and shot back that Khan was a “stone-cold loser,” whatever that meant. The mayor returned fire calling Trump’s comments worthy of “an 11-year-old.”
Trump sent Vice President Mike Pence to attend the World War II commemoration in his place. Mayor Khan told POLITICO’s London Playbook he had gone to Poland to “attend a commemoration ceremony” honoring the start of World War II, but criticized Trump for skipping out on the somber event:
‘He’s clearly busy dealing with a hurricane out on the golf course.’
Khan also took the opportunity to go after Trump for enciting racists and the far-right fringe to act out:
‘“These people have been inspired by mainstream politicians who subscribe to their point of view. Trump“ is a guy who amplifies racist tweets; amplifies the tweets of fascists; says things that are deeply objectionable. If I don’t stand up and call that out I think I’m doing a disservice to Londoners who chose me as their mayor.’
The mayor’s criticism occurred after Trump decided to not attend the Poland ceremony honoring the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. The war was a battle for the soul of democracy, and one where allied forces joined together to forge a strong bond against interlopers.
The U.S. president originally went to Camp David with his winter White House Mar-a-Lago threatened by Hurrican Dorian. Trump has been monitoring the Category 5 storm on a near-hourly basis. Yet, he found time to play golf at one of his private clubs, this one in Virginia.
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