New York Metropolis Mayor Bill de Blasio right this moment stated he was an enormous fan of his London counterpart Sadiq Khan after President Trump compared the two politicians in a stinging jibe.
Mr de Blasio stated that the comparability made by Mr Trump was a “compliment” and added that it was “much better” than being likened to Boris Johnson.
The New York Mayor, who can also be hoping to be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, tweeted on Monday: “£ConDon takes one other shot at me.
“However I am a complete @SadiqKhan stan, so take into account any comparability a praise.
“Plus the Mayor is a much better British doppelganger than Brexit Bojo….”
He added: “@realDonaldTrump is Putin’s twin, only his presidency will be shorter. £ConDon”
Earlier on Monday, Mr Trump called London Mayor Sadiq Khan the “shorter” twin of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier than leaving from Andrews Air Pressure Base Maryland for London.
Mr Trump mocked the London Mayor’s 5ft 6in peak after Mr Khan had in contrast the president’s language to that of 20thcentury fascists.
The president stated: “No I don’t think much of him. I think that he’s the twin of de Blasio except shorter.”
The pair quickly entered right into a disagreement as Mr Trump arrived in the UK for his first official state go to.
In tweets posted whereas on board Air Pressure One throughout the ultimate method to the Essex airport, Mr Trump additionally stated Sadiq Khan “by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London” who had been “foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting President of the United States by far the most vital ally of the United Kingdom.
He’s a stone chilly loser who ought to focus on crime in London, not me,” he wrote.
Later he added: “Kahn jogs my memory very a lot of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has additionally carried out a horrible job – solely half his peak.
“In any occasion, I look ahead to being an important good friend to the United Kingdom, and am wanting very a lot ahead to my go to.”
A spokeswoman for Sadiq Khan retaliated, saying: “That is way more severe than infantile insults which ought to be beneath the President of the United States.”
In the previous, the Mayor of London has had a number of clashes with Mr Trump over Twitter in addition to repeatedly criticising the president and talking out in opposition to his state go to to the UK this 12 months.
The pair’s ongoing feud was sparked in 2016 on Twitter when Mr Trump challenged Mr Khan to an IQ take a look at after saying his views on Islam had been “ignorant”.
Talking to the BBC afterwards, Mr Khan stated: “It was Donald Trump that began this by saying his blanket ban on Muslims would make an exception for me as Mayor of London.”
The far-left New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, who’s 6ft5in tall and not too long ago launched his 2020 bid for the presidency, has been equally essential of the president, calling him a “con don” and a “bully”.