U.S. President Donald Trump praised the two most high-profile proponents of Britain’s departure from the European Union, on his planned visit to London at a time of political turmoil following the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May//Crimson Tazvinzwa
Trump told reporters he had great respect for British politicians Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage and considered them friends, but declined to say whether he supported either man to succeed May, who will step down on June 7
“Nigel Farage is a friend of mine. Boris is a friend of mine,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House to deliver a speech in Colorado. “I like them … but I haven’t thought about supporting them. Maybe it’s not my business to support people, but I have a lot of respect for both of those men.”
However in tweets seemingly unleashed onboard Air Force One, President Donald Trump just called London Mayor Sadiq Khan a “stone cold loser” — escalating his feud with the British politician and beginning his UK visit in combative style.
If anyone feared Trump would act undiplomatically during his British tour, those worries were realized even before he got off the plane.
Dissing London Mayor Khan
@SadiqKhan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly “nasty” to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom. He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me……