Sadiq Khan has reignited his transatlantic slanging match with Donald Trump, dubbing him a “six-foot-three child in the White House”.
It is the latest bout of name-calling in a long-running spat between the mayor of London and the US president.
Mr Trump called Mr Khan a “stone cold loser”, mocked his height and misspelled his name in tweets sent as he touched down in Air Force One for a state visit to the UK earlier this month.
….Kahn reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job – only half his height. In any event, I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit. Landing now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019
More recently the president branded Mr Khan a “disaster” on Twitter and called him a “national disgrace who is destroying the city of London”, as he criticised the mayor’s record on crime in the capital.
In a room full of teachers at a Together For Education event in central London on Saturday, Mr. Khan joked he had made sure to switch his phone off.
The jibe prompted laughter, cheers, and applause from the audience.
The feud has seen Mr Khan previously describe Mr Trump as a “poster boy for racists” and remark that the president appears “obsessed” with him.
Earlier this week Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt said he agreed “150%” with Mr Trump’s criticism of Mr Khan’s record on tackling knife crime.
The foreign secretary said the president “has his own style” and he “would not use those words myself”.
He added: “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.”
Source: SKY NEWS