London’s mayor criticized Trump for playing golf while Hurricane Dorian approached Florida

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • President Donald Trump slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday after the British politician criticized him for golfing over the weekend as Hurricane Dorian approached Florida.
  • The president has often criticized Khan, the first Muslim elected mayor of London, and habitually resorts to ad hominem attacks on people who criticize him.
  • Trump’s feud with Khan started in June 2017 when he misunderstood one of the mayor’s tweets after a terror attack in London.



President Donald Trump slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday after the British politician criticized him for golfing over the weekend as Hurricane Dorian approached Florida.

“The incompetent Mayor of London, Sadique Kahn [sic], was bothered that I played a very fast round of golf yesterday,” said the president on Twitter. “Many Pols exercise for hours, or travel for weeks. Me, I run through one of my courses (very inexpensive). President Obama would fly to Hawaii.”

In a ceremony, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, over the weekend, Khan rebuked Trump for not attending the event in favor of golfing at his private club in Virginia.

On Monday, Khan told Politico: “He’s clearly busy dealing with a hurricane out on the golf course,” adding that Trump “is a guy who amplifies racist tweets; amplifies the tweets of fascists; says things that are deeply objectionable. If I don’t stand up and call that out I think I’m doing a disservice to Londoners who chose me as their mayor.”

The president has often criticized Khan, the first Muslim elected mayor of London, and habitually resorts to ad hominem attacks on people who criticize him.

“Khan should focus on ‘knife crime,’ which is totally out of control in London. People are afraid to even walk the streets,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “He is a terrible mayor who should stay out of our business!”

Over the holiday weekend, the president played multiple rounds of golf at one of his properties in Virginia, where White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said he received “hourly updates.”

According to Yahoo News, Trump’s golf trips have cost taxpayers over $100 million through the first two and a half years of his term, as he’s spent 227 days at one of his golf clubs as president. Former President Barack Obama did usually spend his Christmas vacations in his home state of Hawaii but did not fly there just to golf.

In August, Trump canceled a visit to Denmark because its prime minister was not open to the idea of selling Greenland to the U.S. He canceled his Poland trip, saying he wanted to focus on Dorian.

“To ensure that all resources of the federal government are focused on the arriving storm, I have decided to send our vice president, Mike Pence, to Poland this weekend in my place,” Trump said last week. “It’s something very important for me to be here. The storm looks like it could be a very, very big one indeed.”

When asked on Sunday for his message for Poland on the 80th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s invasion, Trump said: “I just want to congratulate Poland. It’s a great country with great people.”

Trump’s feud with Khan started in June 2017 when he misunderstood one of the mayor’s tweets after a terror attack in London.

 

Source: AOL.com

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