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PoliticsTrump calls London Mayor Sadiq Khan Bill de Blasio's twin, 'except shorter'

07:55  03 june  2019
07:55  03 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Khan and Trump share a history of disagreement. Shortly after his election in May 2016, the mayor criticized then-candidate Trump ' s call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States. Khan himself is a practicing Muslim of Pakistani descent and the first Muslim mayor of London .

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Trump calls London Mayor Sadiq Khan Bill de Blasio's twin, 'except shorter'© Getty Images Trump calls London Mayor Sadiq Khan Bill de Blasio's twin, 'except shorter'

President Trump on Sunday mocked London Mayor Sadiq Khan, stood by his comments to a British tabloid about the Duchess of Sussex and downplayed crossing a line by wading into Brexit debate as he departed for a state visit to the United Kingdom.

Trump spoke with reporters outside the White House as he prepared to depart for Europe. He has caused a stir in recent days with interviews in The Sun and The Sunday Times, where he said he was unaware Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, had made "nasty" comments about him during the 2016 campaign and offered his take on Brexit and the prime minister's race.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel US President Donald Trump ’ s official state visit to the UK scheduled for the autumn. Khan received support across the pond too, with his New York counterpart Mayor Bill de Blasio saying: “ Mayor Sadiq Khan is doing

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"Well, people ask me questions," Trump said when asked if it was appropriate to weigh in on British politics. "Like you, you're asking me a question. Don't ask me the question if you don't want me to talk about it."

He has stood by his comments about Markle, suggesting the media was to blame for causing controversy. Asked Sunday if he wanted to apologize, Trump said he "made no bad comment."

And the president took fresh aim at London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump and his visit. Trump was asked whether he would be willing to meet with Khan while in London.

"No, I don't think much of him," he said. "I think he's, he's the twin of [Bill] de Blasio, except shorter."

The New York City mayor, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, is 6'5". Khan is about a foot shorter.

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The London mayor , Sadiq Khan , has called on the British government to cancel a planned state visit by Donald Trump after being criticised in two tweets by the US president. Trump initially criticised Khan for his response to the London Bridge terrorist attack; though, in doing so, he misquoted London ’ s

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a recent interview with the U.K.’ s Channel 4 News that he’ s not planning on providing any sort of warm welcome for In a second tweet on Monday morning, Trump further insulted Khan , “Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his

The president is set to arrive in the United Kingdom on Monday for his second visit as president and his first state visit. He will meet with the queen and other members of the royal family, as well as Prime Minister Theresa May.

May will resign as Conservative Party leader just days after Trump departs, and will step down as prime minister once a successor is chosen. Trump has offered praise for Boris Johnson, and reiterated Sunday that he may meet with the potential front-runner this week.

Even Mayor Bill de Blasio is way ahead of Trump in New York presidential poll.
President Trump is so unpopular among Big Apple voters, he even trails Mayor Bill de Blasio by a 12% margin. 

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