Sadiq Khan Attacks Trump: He Only Cares About 'White America'
London mayor takes a swipe at US president after UK NATO visit
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has attacked US President Donald Trump, accusing him of only caring about "white America."
Liberal Mayor Khan took a swipe at Donald Trump shortly after the president's short UK tour for the NATO summit.
Khan blasted President Trump, claiming he is "the opposite of what NATO is about."
He spoke out after Trump cut short his attendance at the organization's summit on Wednesday, accusing Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of being "two-faced."
Trump canceled a press conference and returned to Washington DC early after video emerged of Trudeau and other world leaders apparently gossiping about him.
Speaking to CNN, Khan then claimed that Trump's actions are leading to "fears being stoked against minority communities."
"It's the very opposite of what Nato is all about," Khan added.
"It's the very opposite of what the EU is all about.
"The very opposite of the multilateralism that the US and the UK have led on for the last 70 years."
The embarrassing video showed Mr. Trudeau – along with Boris Johnson, French president Emmanuel Macron and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte – standing in a huddle drinking at Tuesday night's Buckingham Palace reception.
Although Trump was not mentioned by name, they appeared to mock the US President and his long impromptu press conferences earlier in the day, according to the Daily Mail.
When asked about the footage and Mr. Trudeau at the Nato summit in Watford yesterday, Mr. Trump responded: "Well, he's two-faced."
In the latest escalation of a war of words between the two leaders, Mr. Khan also condemned Mr. Trump for "calling people rapists because they happen to be Mexican."
The Muslim mayor criticized Mr. Trump, who has been in London as well this week during the NATO summit, for "having a travel ban against people of my faith."
He told CNN: "The concern we have is when President Trump talks about America First - does he really mean white America first?
"That's a big concern for many of us."
Far-left Labour politician Khan added that Republican Mr. Trump's actions "on many, many occasions... gives us the impression that all he cares about is white America."
He continued: "When you see... the President of the USA calling people rapists because they happen to be Mexican, having a travel ban against people of my faith, that leads to huge concerns across the world."
Trump and Khan have exchanged insults over the past four years, with the London mayor referring to the US resident in June as a "6ft 3in child in the White House."
That came three weeks after Mr. Trump described Mr. Khan as a "stone-cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me" and also made fun of his short stature.
Khan previously called on the UK Government in June 2017 to cancel Mr. Trump's state visit to Britain because "his policies go against everything we stand for."
But President Trump has also described Khan as a "disaster," adding that the mayor is a "national disgrace who is destroying the city of London."