Donald Trump arrives UK after twitter attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan
London, June 3, 2019 (AltAfrica)-US President Donald Trump has reignited his political feud with Sadiq Khan, calling him a “stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London”.
Moments before Air Force One landed at Stansted, Donald Trump posted two tweets criticising the Mayor of London.
President Trump arrived UK with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, for his first state visit.
The President’s children and their families will be joining him on the three-day trip, which includes lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace.
It follows Mr Khan’s attack on Mr Trump ahead of his three-day state visit to the UK.
A spokesman for Mr Khan said the “childish insults should be beneath the president of the United States”.
In the past Mr Trump has challenged Mr Khan to an IQ test and has been critical of his response to the London Bridge attack in 2017.
More royal business this time around
The US president’s state visit will have more pageantry than his last trip to the United Kingdom in July 2018.
A state visit includes a banquet in the Buckingham Palace Ballroom at which the Queen makes a speech and toast.
There are typically just two state visits hosted by the Queen per year, and Trump is only the third US president after George W. Bush and Barack Obama to receive the honour.
Trump is also set to have tea with Prince Charles and to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May.
In Trump’s interview with The Sun, the US president said he did not know he would not be meeting Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. He said he did not know “she was nasty” when asked about her past comments on his policies.
Trump’s adult children and their spouses are expected to join the president in the United Kingdom, according to US news reports.
The US president and first lady Melania Trump will join the Queen in the south of England to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Trump will go to France on Thursday for official D-Day ceremonies.
Protesters are planning several events throughout London during the US president’s state visit.
The largest event is expected to be a protest on June 4 in Trafalgar Square. The “Together Against Trump” Facebook event lists 8,000 participants and more than 33,000 people indicated that they were interested in the event.
When Trump visited the United Kingdom in 2018, protesters took to the streets of London with a “baby blimp” — an inflatable balloon of a baby Trump.
The balloon is expected to make a reappearance at protests this year as well.
The Metropolitan Police are preparing a “multi-faceted security operation.”
“We are anticipating a number of additional protests to take place across central London throughout the duration of the President’s visit,” the Met Police said in a statement. BBC/Agency reports