Published: Fri, July 13, 2018

Donald Trump's criticisms are preposterous, says London mayor Sadiq Khan

Donald Trump's criticisms are preposterous, says London mayor Sadiq Khan

In another blow to May, Trump said her now ex-foreign secretary "would be a great prime minister".

President Trump is also scheduled to meet with May Friday for a British military parade, before visiting her country house for bilateral talks.

She had used the Blenheim black tie dinner with political and business leaders to press Mr Trump on the benefits of a free trade deal after Brexit. "I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all the frightful things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in".

"I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the frightful things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in", Trump said of Khan. And that is fine.

In a another swipe, Trump also said he would have done the Brexit negotiations "much differently" and claimed the prime minister did not listen to his advice.

"I would say Brexit is Brexit", he told reporters.

"It was not the deal that was in the referendum".

I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister. "I don't know if that is what they voted for".

The property tycoon also raised the high profile departures of David Davis and Boris Johnson earlier this week over the Brexit plans agreed at Chequers.

"I cherish the special relationship with the U.S. and the many Americans who contribute to our city", posted Khan, London's first Muslim mayor. The U.S. president is expected to attend a formal dinner at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire with the business leaders, along with the senior members of the cabinet.

May's critics have said, however, that she reins in criticism of Trump because of the strong desire of many in her Conservative Party to reach a trade deal with the United States after Brexit.


Neither Trump nor North Atlantic Treaty Organisation offered specifics on what Trump said he had achieved.

According to the publication, he warned May that if she were to attempt to keep close ties to the European Union, it could potentially make a lucrative USA trade deal unlikely.

Trump is also arriving following a chaotic North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

Russia, Brexit and the Middle East are set to top the agenda. Moscow denies the charge, and Trump has given no indication that he intends to raise the issue with Putin.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against his visit in London.

Anti-Trump protesters lined the roadway leading to the palace near Oxford - but it's unlikely the Trumps even saw them.

The blimp's appearance in central London was approved by the Greater London Authority, and Mayor Sadiq Khan has defended the decision, saying it is not for him to be a censor or to decide what is in good or bad taste.

The US president and First Lady Melania Trump's arrival was marked by a military ceremony, with bandsmen of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards playing the Liberty Fanfare, Amazing Grace and the National Emblem march.

Trump will spend very little time in London, having stayed in the capital for a single, well-insulated night at the official residence of the United States ambassador in Regent's Park.

Trump angered May and many Britons by tweeting inflammatory and unverified videos made by Britain First, an anti-Muslim group whose leaders have been convicted of hate crimes, and by characterizing parts of London and other cities as no-go areas because of a purported Muslim-related crime wave. "The US has always stood by our side as a beacon for tolerance, openness and respect", he said.

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