Trump calls London mayor 'stone cold loser' ahead of UK visit

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Published: 06/03/2019

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Heritage Foundation Center for Freedom director Nile Gardiner on President Trump’s state visit to the U.K. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York — the b...



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Joining me now, what to make of all this director of heritage foundation's margaret thatcher center for freedom and foreign policy advisor under margaret thatcher, taniya gardner now i know i'm talking about like all the ceremony, but that is what, when you have an official state visit, this Is one that president trump is the only the third us president to participate in such a formal state visit ...
he ceremony is, is a big deal. It is indeed is a very big deal and, as you've mentioned present roms only the third us president to receive this. This honor and so for the uk. This is a huge visit and i think, a very important visit at a cruciallyimportant time for the us uk special relationship as britain prepares to leave the european union also as prepares for a new prime minister who will come in and late july as well. So i think in many ways the time is absolutely perfect for this. For this visit and already, i think, the the presence off to a flying start with a with a series of off statements regarding brett's of it also responding to some of the unpleasant comments made by the the mayor of london, sadiq khan. So i think that president trump sonja's a very fighting mood here and i think the advice he's giving the british people and the british government is extremely important, andvery very timely. Now i read that op-ed by sadiq khan, the mayor of london and last night, and the title of it is its unbrushed to roll out the red carpet for donald trump and it is. It is full of some great vitriol. If you will, i'm choosing my words carefully here and the president of course pushing back on sadiq khan this morning, he tweeted this adi khan, 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 mekhan reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent mayor of new york city 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 i'm looking very much forward to my visit landing now.

Exclamation point uk foreign secretary jeremy hunt also weighing in on the political feud as well as the protests over president trump's visit. Not listen to this and i'll get your reaction. You know what is really inappropriate is for anyone to boycott a visit by the president of the united states by the way, this is a state visit. This is not a politicalvisit he's being hosted by her majesty the queen to mark the great friendship between our two countries. When you look at the state of the world today adam and you look at an increasingly autocratic, china, an aggressive russia, the world actually wants the uk and the u. s. to be friends to be working together and that's what we're doing and that's what we're celebrating on This visit now, what do you think would be the reaction to the sadiq khan opinion piece by the the great people of britain? I would expect ashley that most british people would fundamentally disagree with sadiq khan. After all, sadiq khan is a far left socialist mayor of london. He'S very unpopularhe is also somebody who, i think is real. Anti-American sentiment he's also very hostile towards brexit as well he's a deeply unpopular figure, of course, with british conservatives and you're going to see a lot of pushback actually from british conservative leaders in the next two or three days against sadiq khan. But also, i have to say that sonny collins comments were absolutely hugely insulting actually towards the the us president, who represents the american people and, after all, large numbers of americans gave their lives in world war. Two for the freedom of the whole of europe, and i thought that sonny khan's comments were deeply distasteful, especially at a time when the united states, great britainand, the whole of europe is remembering the sacrifices made by us british and had allied forces to defeat nazi germany.

75 years ago, in the normandy landings, and so the tiny of these remarks by the london mayor shuji distasteful, inappropriate, and i think that he's also a failing mayor as well, who is seen by many here in in london as someone who simply isn't doing his job.


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