Before Air Force One landed in London for President Donald Trump to meet with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the Royals, he took to his Twitter phone and answered the Mayor of London who wrote a disparaging opinion piece that was published in a British news rag over the weekend. As usual, President Trump did not mince words.
Writing the day before the state visit was due to begin, Khan compared Trump to most fascist and authoritarian leaders of the past century.
Replying in kind, President Trump pointed to Khan’s poor record as Mayor, which has seen crime and particularly violent crime and murder soar, and suggested the Labour party politician spend more time doing his job properly rather than attacking the leaders of key British allies.
As well as roasting Khan’s “terrible” attempt at leading London, the President also said the Mayor had been foolish, was a “stone cold loser”, and was much like the “very dumb and incompetent” New York Mayor de Blasio.
Here is what the most powerful man on the planet had to say about the Mayor of London.
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019
Unfortunately for the critics of the president, the statistics support his words.
According to the review of police and other figures, under Mayor Khan knife crime has risen by 52 per cent, robbery by 59 per cent, and gun crime by 30 per cent. Perhaps most damningly, homicides have risen by 24 per cent and are now at their highest in over a decade.
That says a lot about the leadership from an avowed Muslim. And this in a nation that does not arm its police with guns.