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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.
Trump is all insults and gripes as European trip begins -- until he meets the queen
President Trump did not act like a man about to be honored by the queen -- until he came face to face with the 93-year-old British monarch Monday afternoon. For three hours between his morning arrival at Stanstead Airport and a formal welcoming ceremony just after noon, Trump set a cantankerous tone for his five-day European trip, tweeting out a series of attacks and complaints. In a city and country where he is already deeply unpopular, the president personified a familiar stereotype: the rude American abroad. Before Air Force One had touched down, Trump attacked London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, as a "stone cold loser.
"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 hashis 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 anof 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 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 hasfor Boris Johnson, and reiterated Sunday that he may meet with the potential front-runner this week.
Analysis: Trump dropping back into harsh reality after royal treatment abroad.
The president is returning to his feud with Nancy Pelosi, oversight probes and high-stakes trade wars after a relatively smooth European trip.
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