According to the officials, ‘President Trump doesn’t feel welcome in London as he sniffed to the UK’s leading tabloid Thursday.
“Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism,” he said. “I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in”.
The President’s statements were a continuation of a year-long tiff between the two politicians that began with Trump’s tweet about the London Bridge knife attack last June. “I used to love London as a city,” he told the paper. “But when they make you feel unwelcome; why would I stay there? And when I say that I am talking about government because the people of the UK agree with me”.
Trump sat down ahead of his UK trip to kvetch with The Sun, the tab formerly known for photos of topless women on page 3, about the lousy job he thinks Mayor Sadiq Khan has done on terrorism and Syrian refugees in London.
Trump wrung to the British paper, “I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad. I look at cities in Europe, and I can be specific if you’d like. You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. He has done a terrible job”.
“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and the Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’. Khan responded that Trump was “uninformed. “Speaking to Sun reporters at the US Embassy in Brussels, he focused on the four terrorist attacks that hit the city last year. Khan would do well to ally himself with Trump to boost his popularity, the President said.
Trump referred to an unidentified poll that ranks him above Abraham Lincoln when it comes to popularity.
“You know; a poll just came out that I am the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party. Beating Lincoln. I beat our Honest Abe,” he told the paper.