President Donald Trump arrived in the U.K. on Monday for his weeklong visit to the country that is largely ceremonial and proceeded with his heavy criticism for London Mayor Sadiq Khan who recently penned a critical column of the President he sees as a “global threat,” Fox News informed.
Prior to departing from Washington on Sunday, Trump called Khan the “twin” of New York City’s liberal mayor Bill deBlasio “but shorter.”
The New York mayor, a Trump critic himself, is 6’5, while Khan is 5’6, according to reports.
The London mayor recently said that Donald Trump was not in the “same class” as his predecessors. Khan also wrote a column titled, “It’s un-British to roll out the red carpet for Donald Trump.”
Khan mentioned Trump’s most controversial policy initiatives and likened them to the actions of European dictators of the 1930s and 40s.
“Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat,” Khan wrote. “The far right is on the rise around the world, threatening our hard-won rights and freedoms and the values that have defined our liberal, democratic societies for more than seventy years.”
Trump said that he is not bothered by Khans comments, but nevertheless went on to compare him to de Blasio, who announced his bid for president. Trump has called de Blasio “the worst mayor in the history of New York City.”
Trump continued the attack on Monday and went on Twitter to say that Khan reminded him of “our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC.” He called Khan a “stone cold loser.”
Trump tried to clarify that he would not let Khan dampen his trip and said he looks forward to the visit, which includes a state visit and an audience with Queen Elizabeth II in London.
Trump has weighed into the debate on who should replace May and threw his support behind former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.