London mayor says preposterous for Trump to blame crime on immigration

Angelo Anderson
July 13, 2018

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was preposterous for Donald Trump to blame a rise in violent crime in the city on immigration after the USA president criticized his handling of crime and militant attacks.

Large anti-Trump protests are expected to follow Trump throughout the day.

There are also plans for protestors to gather close to the U.S. ambassador's residence in Regent's Park, where Trump and his wife, Melania, will stay overnight on Thursday.

The first of the London protests against Donald Trump's visit outside Winfield House in Regents Park - demonstrators planning to make as much noise as possible overnight to stop Trump getting a good night's sleep!

"Theresa May has invited President Trump to our country at a time when his risky and inhumane policies are putting the lives and wellbeing of millions of people at risk", he said.

President Donald Trump is dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, blasting British Prime Minister Theresa May in a published interview.

Trump personally criticized May's handling of Brexit, saying that her so-called soft-Brexit approach went "the opposite way" to what he had recommended and that it was "very unfortunate".

Trump arrived on Air Force One in Stansted airport yesterday afternoon and attended a black tie gala dinner hosted by Mrs May at Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill. "I think they agree with me on immigration".

"It's an opportunity to reach a free trade agreement that creates jobs and growth here in the UK and right across the United States", May told the guests at Blenheim Palace.


Trump's interview with British tabloid The Sun was published on the same day he arrived in London, shortly after May revealed plans for a still semi-cozy working relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union even after Brexit is finalized.

But trip planners may go out of their way to shield Trump from viewing another aspect of the greeting: an oversized balloon depicting the president as an angry baby in a diaper that will be flown from London's Parliament Square during what are expected to be massive gatherings of protesters opposed to Trump's presence.

Earlier this week Mr Trump said it was "up to the people" whether Prime Minister Theresa May stayed on after two cabinet ministers resigned within hours over her Brexit policy.

Speakers will include SNP deputy leader Keith Brown and Labour leader Richard Leonard, who said they hoped the protest would send out a message that Scotland opposed Mr Trump's "politics of division and hatred". "I'm very strong on immigration".

His comments went down badly in Downing Street as the Prime Minister desperately battles to contain a civil war within her party over her Brexit proposals.

The Sun said its interview with Trump was conducted in Brussels before he left for the British leg of his trip.

A minister in the British government hit out at President Donald Trump after he gave an interview to a tabloid newspaper that undermined and humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May in the outset of his visit to the country. "Deals that take too long are never good ones", he added.

"But having a special relationship means that we expect the highest standards from each other, and it also means speaking out when we think the values we hold dear are under threat".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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