Khan: It takes two to tango

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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

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