President Trump has arrived in the UK for a delayed state visit and set a combative tone by criticizing the London mayor as his plane landed.
Before landing, Trump described Sadiq Khan as “a stone cold loser” after the London mayor compared him to a 20th-century fascist.
“@SadiqKhan, 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……”
Trump even went so far as to compare Khan to another major city mayor on his list of detractors, adding “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.”
Trump did make sure to leave off on a positive note, concluding:
“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!”
Read more at The Guardian.