UK Foreign Secretary Hunt Defends Trump’s Tweet Slamming London Mayor Khan

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 6/18/2019 | Vijeta Uniyal
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has sided with U.S. President Donald Trump in his ongoing Twitter spat with London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Hunt said he “150 per cent” agreed with the U.S. President’s comments on Khan. Present Trump had shared a tweet by the conservative British columnist Katie Hopkins highlighting rampant knife crime in London. “London needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster — will only get worse!” he commented on the tweet.

“But the sentiment is enormous disappointment that we have a Mayor of London who has completely failed to tackle knife crime and has spent more time on politics than the actual business of making Londoners safer,” Hunt said. “In that I 150 per cent agree with the President.”

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Left-wing newspapers The Guardian reported Foreign Secretary Hunt’s comments:

Jeremy Hunt has vigorously defended Donald Trump for quoting the far-right commentator Katie Hopkins in an attack on the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, as Downing Street initially declined to condemn the US president’s words.

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The foreign secretary said he would not have used the same words as Trump but he would “150% agree” with the overall sentiment.

The Hopkins post referred to the capital as “Khan’s Londonistan” and “stab-city”, after the deaths of three men in separate attacks on Friday and Saturday.

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Trump then sent a tweet of his own a few hours later saying Khan was “a national disgrace who is destroying the City of London”.

Khan, who lobbied the government to open the UK to refugees in wake of the 2015 migrant crisis, has presided over a worsening law...
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