Sadiq Khan: Donald Trump Is The 'Poster Boy For Racists'
London mayor responds to US President criticism on London violence
Sadiq Khan responded to President Donald Trump's criticism of the horrific series of murders in the British capital this weekend where he described the London Mayor as a "national disgrace who is destroying the city."
Khan reacted by calling Trump a 'poster boy for racists' as the long-running online feud escalated.
But Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt sided with Trump saying he agreed with him t '150 percent' while saying he would have used 'different words.'
Trump tweeted a post from Katie Hopkins, which called the capital 'Stab-City' and 'Khan's Londonistan' with two screenshots of BBC News article detailing the murders in London.
Khan told central London today that Trump should explain his tweets saying it was 'remarkable' that the President had been 'amplifying a racist tweet.'
Khan added, "That's one of my concerns about Donald Trump - he's now seen as a poster boy for racists around the world, whether you're a racist in this country, whether you're a racist in Hungary, a racist in Italy, or a racist in France."
"He's now a poster boy for the far-right movement, and that should cause us huge concern."
The London Mayor continued: "It's for Donald Trump to answer the question why he's obsessed with me, it's for Donald Trump to answer the question why he amplifies the tweets of far-right activists, why he amplifies racist tweets."
"I'm quite clear; there are many cities across this country facing a huge issue of the increase in violent crime, they've been doing so since 2014."
"There are many good leaders in America facing massive increases in violent crime, they have my support to make sure we learn lessons from each other and that we work together to grapple the issue of violent crime taking place in many cities across the Western world."
LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster - will only get worse! https://t.co/n7qKI3BbD2— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2019
Foreign Secretary Mr. Hunt intervened saying the US president 'has his own style' and he 'would not use those words myself.'
"But the sentiment is enormous disappointment that we have a Mayor of London who has completely failed to tackle knife crime and has spent more time on politics than the actual business of making Londoners safer and in that I 150% agree with the president."
On Saturday, a violent gang of 100 thugs attacked police while they investigated a robbery at a London shopping mall, during a weekend of bloodshed in the British capital.
The rioting mob pelted police officers with bottles and other missiles as they attempted to respond to an emergency call out at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, East London.
Amid the chaos, shoppers fled screaming in terror and one woman was injured from falling down stairs.
Police officers came under attack from the "hostile" crowd who were armed with weapons including a bloody hunting knife.