Khan: It takes two to tango
SADIQ Khan has said he will not rise to Donald Trump’s “beastly” comments, as he urged Theresa May to stand up to the US President.
Trump used an interview ahead of his visit to renew his personal feud with the London Mayor, attacking him over the wave of terror atrocities and accusing him of doing “a terrible job”.
Khan said yesterday that he is not the one fanning the flames of the feud and praised the “special relationship” between the UK and the US.
Asked if the row jeopardises that bond, he said: “It takes two to tango, and I’m not tweeting President Trump or saying beastly things about him.”
Khan added: “I think our Prime Minister should have the confidence to speak to the US President on equal terms and it’s for President Trump to say what he wants about me; I’m not going to rise to President Trump’s views.”
Khan was speaking as Labour MP David Lammy accused Trump of being a “racist” who “hates that London chose a Muslim mayor”.
UNFAZED Sadiq Khan