Khan: I won’t rise to terror claims
London mayor Sadiq Khan said he would not ‘rise to’ Mr Trump yesterday after the president accused him of going soft on terrorism.
The long- running spat between the two men, which began when Mr Trump was on the campaign trail, was reignited by the President in an interview published yesterday.
Mr Trump told The Sun Mr Khan has ‘done a very bad job on terrorism’.
He said: ‘I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad. I look at cities in Europe, and I can be specific if you’d like.
‘You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. He has done a terrible job. Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.
‘He has done a bad job on crime, if you look [at] all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.’
He also accused Mr Khan of impoliteness.
‘I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important. now he might not like the current President, but I represent the United States.
‘I also represent a lot of people in Europe because a lot of people from Europe are in the United States.’
Yesterday Mr Khan said he was not fanning the flames of the feud and he praised the ‘ special relationship’ between the UK and US.
‘It takes two to tango, and I’m not tweeting President Trump or saying beastly things about him,’ he said.
‘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.’