“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan said in an interview with British Channel 4 News.
This is now all-out war between President Trump and Mayor Khan.
“When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong. There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong.”
Whatever Khan may have said, Trump didn’t fire the first shots–although he did shoot from his Twitter account.
Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
Earlier in the year, Khan fired first when he called for denying Trump a state visit because of his executive order banning travel from certain countries associated with terror.
This could potentially be politically bad for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is still widely expected to win the snap election to be held June 8. Instead of waiting for the results, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for May to resign over her record on police cuts.
A war of words between the U.S. president and the mayor of London isn’t helping in what’s become an all-out crisis for the U.K.
It would be a first to prevent the President of the United States from visiting the United Kingdom. The war between Trump and Khan may not be over, but it’s pretty clear, unless May somehow loses, the president will be making his trip across the pond.