June 03, 2019

Trump arrives in London — and attacks Mayor Sadiq Khan as a 'stone cold loser'

Featuring Rachel Rizzo

Source: Los Angeles Times

Journalist Eli Stokols

President Trump arrived in London early Monday to begin a five-day European tour that centers around a banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II and a visit to an American cemetery near the beaches in France where U.S. troops stormed ashore in the D-day landings 75 years ago.

Leaving behind the impeachment talk that dominates Washington and a Wall Street slump triggered by his trade tariffs, Trump’s first state visit to Britain coincides with political upheaval over Brexit and the impending resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday.

But just as Air Force One was touching down at Stanstead Airport on the outskirts of London around 9 a.m. local time, Trump was already tweeting attacks against the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, calling him “a stone cold loser.”

Trump added, in a second tweet in which he likened Khan to “our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC de Blasio” and mocked Khan’s height, that he is glad to be in the United Kingdom.

Read the full article and more in The Los Angeles Times.


Authors

  • Rachel Rizzo

    Adjunct Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Rachel Rizzo is an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Transatlantic Security Program. Her research focuses on European security, N...