President Trump buzzed into London while firing off a volley of tweets at Mayor Sadiq Khan’s expense. I’m glad he did.
Khan’s approval ratings have been sinking, and rightly so given his terrible tenure in London.
Unfortunately, due to London’s voter demographics as well as the poor offerings from the Conservative Party, he is likely to be re-elected in 2020.
And that’s exactly how Khan probably feels about Trump too.
No wonder the two men hate each other so much. They’re actually in pretty similar positions: benefitting from poor opposition, and determined to stamp their marks on history.
.@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……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019
There can be no doubting Khan’s aspirations. He wants to be Prime Minister. So Britons ought to be grateful Trump is assailing him now, since our own political parties and representatives are failing to. Without pushback, he’s a dead cert as a Labour Party leader post Corbyn.
And there’s plenty to assail Khan on. But somehow the Conservative Party’s mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey ends up saying stupid things instead. It’s also far too quixotic to countenance a Brexit Party mayor of London. It is a mostly Remain-dominated city. Six out of eight Members of the European Parliament just elected in London were anti-Brexit.
So it falls to Trump to call out Khan.
His tweets – borne surely out of personal animosity to Khan – are, as ever, designed to humiliate.
Khan triggered the episode by penning a garbled op-ed for the Observernewspaper – the Guardian’s Sunday, sister paper.
Amongst the charges laid at Trump’s feet: the false narrative about Charlottesville, lies about his immigration policy, and the conflation with dictators.
The latter would have needled Trump especially, given his administration’s hamstrungness during the Mueller investigation. No dictator would have suffered that, nor would it ever have happened. Trump is especially prickly about how hard done by he’s been during his first term.
Khan’s article was otherwise boring, except for the hilarious moment he referred to America as his “best friend”:
“America is like a best friend, and with a best friend you have a responsibility to be direct and honest when you believe they are making a mistake.”
If America is indeed Khan’s “best friend”, it is a best friend who has scarcely heard of him.
He might be popular in midtown Manhattan – though in hitching his wagon to the failing Bill de Blasio that won’t last either – but the rest of the nation isn’t particularly interested in the views of the diminutive mayor.
The icing on Khan’s cake is a new video released by his office in conjunction with the women’s magazine Elle, wherein Khan declares himself a feminist and demands Trump approve of abortions.
Khan clearly has no idea about states rights in the U.S., nor the will of the people who have passed the recent, admittedly controversial anti-abortion laws. And nor does Khan have an idea of what sorts of people are getting abortions and why. He’s just virtue-signalling on a matter he thinks will make him “cool” and “woke”.
If you can stand to watch it, here’s the newly released video:
Women have the right to autonomy over their own bodies and their reproductive rights should be protected – in London, the USA, everywhere. pic.twitter.com/5M04P5LKdE
— Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan (@MayorofLondon) June 3, 2019
And this is from a man who once pretended to be “too busy” to respond to President Trump’s barbs.
I hardly believe the job of Mayor of London got really easy in the past year, or that Khan fulfilled all his manifesto pledges. So what changed?
Khan’s popularity changed, that’s what.
The “stone cold loser” Mayor knows he’s got an election to fight next year, and given his record he has been silent of late. Basically in hiding.
He’s also cautiously watching to see how long the Labour Party will countenance Corbyn, who keeps losing elections he should be winning. For Khan, it is all electioneering. He wouldn’t go into one of London’s Muslim neighborhoods and start demanding abortions. It’s a show, for him.
Trump is used to people trying to use his name to make money or gain infamy.
Whether it is the Krassenstein brothers, Michael Wolff, or even some of his own staff who he’s been aggrieved at for trading off his name, he finds this particularly in poor taste.
Khan, like all the others who invent offenses Trump commits for the purpose of exploiting the lies by criticizing Trump for being the victim of their lies. Invariably they all look like idiots as a result.
All the shootings, bombings and knifings in London are a way for Muslim people to terrorize whites left there.
Whites are fleeing London.
All the rape gangs, grooming gangs and child molestations are another way for London’s Muslims to show white Londoners who’s in charge.
Did you know the “book” is rarely thrown at such “criminals?
One man got sentenced to 19 years for raping a child but was out in mere weeks!
Because his large family “relies” on him!
So, everything’s going according to plan for Kahn.
Even if he’s not re-elected, the city will never be the same.
@Nan G: The only way to correct the situation is total crack down, dont put them in prison put them on a plane and return them to their home country with their entire family.
How much they have in common with our Democrats; they will ignore any abuse of the citizens if it reflects badly on them or if it is a natural bi-product of their agenda or ideology. No one should have to be subjected to such abuse and no one should condone it.
Yet, here we are.
@Deplorable Me: Can the natives vote their way out? https://humanevents.com/2019/06/03/rise-of-the-right-european-populists-emerge-victorious-again/
@kitt: No, they can’t. Not unless they vote the way the globalists want them to vote. Like we saw with votes on gay marriage and Trump’s victory, a referendum only counts when it affirms a liberal view.