Trump insults hosts as UK visit begins

United Kingdom (Agencies) – Donald Trump landed in the United Kingdom earlier this morning, the start of a three-day state visit, and he hadn’t even landed on the ground before he started tossing out insults on Twitter. He slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a frequent Trump critic, by calling him a “stone cold loser” and mocking his height. Khan had criticized Trump over the weekend, comparing his language to that of a 20th century fascist. A spokesperson for Khan said Trump’s “childish insults” were “beneath the President of the United States.”

Trump waded into the Conservative Party’s contest to find a new Prime Minister and Britain’s paralyzing debate on leaving the European Union, in a way sure to outrage British critics.
Most presidents would go out of their way to avoid such sensitive topics at a moment of extreme political stress. In Trump’s case they may deepen his already intense unpopularity in Britain ahead of his arrival for a three-day stay on Monday but enhance his global reputation as an unpredictable, disruptive influence. Respecting diplomatic niceties has never been Trump’s style, and his remarks underscored the intense challenge his visit poses to the “special relationship” between the US and Britain.

 

Trump’s shattering of diplomatic etiquette started before he left the US when, in an interview with a pair of British newspapers, the President waded into UK domestic politics. He also took a swipe at the newest royal, Meghan Markle, by calling the Duchess of Sussex “nasty.” He later said he never said that, but it’s recorded on video.

Trump’s visit will also include a trip to Buckingham Palace to meet with Queen Elizabeth, a news conference with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May and an observance of the 75th anniversary of D-Day on England’s south coast. 

Let´s see how much more damage Trump can do to his country´s image in the next 3 days.

 

The Yucatan Times
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