Sadiq Khan Attacks Trump, Boris Johnson, Salvini and Others During Viscous Smear
Labels Trump 'global poster boy for white nationalism' and bashes populist leaders
But the controversial mayor didn’t stop there.
"Liberal" Khan also bashed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.
He also set his sights on Europe's nationalist-populist leaders, branding Italy’s Matteo Salvini, France’s Marine Le Pen, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, and the Polish government as "far-right" extremists.
Mayor Khan made the remarks in an op-ed for the British newspaper The Observer, ahead of a trip to Poland to remember the beginning of World War II.
Sadiq Khan – whose tenure as London’s mayor has seen drastic increases in knife crime, acid attacks, drug crime, and violent assaults against police officers – claims in an article for the Observer that “a new wave of extremist far-right movements and political parties are winning power and influence at alarming speed."
According to Khan, this uprising "is being fueled by Donald Trump, the global poster-boy for white nationalism.”
“Politicians across Europe are following [President Trump’s] example by seeking to exploit division to gain power – from Matteo Salvini in Italy to Marine Le Pen in France,” Khan claims.
He then argues, unconvincingly, that Hungary’s National Populist government has "systematically destroyed the independence of both the judiciary and the press."
He also insists that the same institutions “are also under daily verbal attack from Trump and other far-right leaders around the world.”
In his uber-alarmist piece constructed mainly to evoke fear in readers, Khan constantly invokes Nazi Germany and World War II.
London’s Mayor also claims that the same phenomenon of burgeoning far-right extremism is now taking place in the United Kingdom.
Citing what he perceives as “the outsize influence of Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party,” Khan claims the movement has supposedly “pushed the Conservatives, under Boris Johnson, to become ever more right-wing, illiberal and intolerant.”
Khan also claims that Johnson’s recent decision to temporarily suspend parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline only displays his “disdain… for Parliament and our democracy.”
Further down in the article, Khan goes onto spew nonsensical claims such as: “Support for democracy is at a record low across the Western world.”
It’s quite ironic that Khan makes such a claim given that he supports overturning the democratic decision made by the people of Britain to leave the European Union.
Khan – the former attorney of the infamous anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan – also accused the Polish government as “becoming increasingly far-right in recent years.”