President Trump on Tuesday, Sep 3, fired back at London Mayor Sadiq Khan calling him “incompetent” and a “terrible mayor” and defended his golf habit.
“The incompetent Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was bothered that I played a very fast round of golf yesterday. Many Pols exercise for hours, or travel for weeks. Me, I run through one of my courses (very inexpensive). President Obama would fly to Hawaii,” President Trump tweeted.
….”knife crime,” which is totally out of control in London. People are afraid to even walk the streets. He is a terrible mayor who should stay out of our business!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2019
“Khan should focus on ‘knife crime,’ which is totally out of control in London. People are afraid to even walk the streets. He is a terrible mayor who should stay out of our business!” the president continued.
Trump canceled his trip to Poland this weekend for 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion commemoration marking the beginning of World War II and stayed home to direct the response to Hurricane Dorian from Camp David.
In an interview with Politico from Warsaw, Poland, Khan mocked the president for playing golf during Hurricane Dorian, saying “He’s clearly busy dealing with a hurricane out on the golf course.”
Khan also called the president ““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,” according to Politico.
This is not the first time the two men have exchanged heated words. It probably started in 2016 when presidential candidate Trump said he would impose a travel ban on Muslims to the United States, which Khan called “ignorant.”
In June, Trump called Khan a “stone cold loser” during his visit to Britain, Khan fired back, calling Trump “an 11-year-old.”
The president has also previously called Khan a “disaster” and a “national disgrace who is destroying the city of London,” as he blamed Khan for the record on crime in London.