Prior to his arrival in the United Kingdom, Donald Trump attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan and called him a “stone cold loser.” Instead of stooping to Trump’s low-class level, Khan called out the U.S. president for his horrendous policies on women’s rights.
Trump took to Twitter to claim that the mayor, who “has done a terrible job…has been foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom.”
Trump continued, saying that Khan is a “stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London,” and likened him to the “very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio.” Despite this, Trump wrote that he looked forward to “being a great friend to the United Kingdom” and was looking forward to his visit.
….Kahn reminds me very much of our very dumb and incompetent Mayor of NYC, de Blasio, who has also done a terrible job – only half his height. In any event, I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit. Landing now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2019
Khan, meanwhile, shared a video he made with Elle UK, that echoed some of the messages from his earlier op-ed.
“President Trump, if you’re watching this,” it begins, “your values and what you stand for are the complete opposite of London’s values and the values in this country.”
“We think diversity is not a weakness, diversity is a strength, we respect women and we think they are equal to men, we think it’s important to safeguard the rights of all of us, particularly the vulnerable and the marginalized.”
After touching on “a rolling back of the reproductive rights of women” in the U.S., Khan argues that “the fight for gender equality shouldn’t just be a fight for women and girls. All of us should be feminist, and that means men and boys, too.” He then references a line from Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, asking, “how can all of us benefit when half of us are held back?”
“Only weak men fear strong women,” the video concludes.
Take a look at the video clip below:
— ELLEUK (@ELLEUK) June 3, 2019