SADIQ Khan has taken another swipe at his arch enemy Donald Trump, saying Brits will be sure to exercise their “free speech” by protesting if he comes to the capital. The London Mayor issued a warning to the US President after it was announced he will officially visit the UK for the first time in July.
Nigel Farage, a big Trump supporter, was less than impressed with Kahn statement.
“Oh well done Sadiq, you could not have put out a more PC statement could you,” he said on his LBC radio show, mocking the “overly politically correct” language used by Mayor Khan.
Bizpac Review reports,
Farage said President Trump may not visit Central London because of protesters, of which, Mayor Khan is doing his part to encourage.
Khan, who has accusing Trump of “amplifying” racism and fascism, and has said the U.S. president would “not be welcomed” in his city, took to Twitter to effectively urge residents to protest what’s being characterized as “a working visit,” masking the call to action as an example of Londoners holding the “liberal value of freedom of speech very dear.”
Nevermind that police in the United Kingdom monitor social media posts and warn that they “may be acted upon.”
“If he comes to London, President Trump will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen unity over division and hope over fear. He will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear,” the Muslim mayor tweeted.
If he comes to London, President Trump will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen unity over division and hope over fear. He will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) April 26, 2018
Farage, who tweeted that he was “delighted” that Trump was coming while noting this puts England a year behind France, responded to the mayor’s tweet by accusing him of “virtue signalling.”
(UK Prime Minister Theresa May visited President Trump in the US shortly after his inauguration.)
“If only Sadiq was as good at being Mayor as he is at virtue signalling,” he tweeted.
If only Sadiq was as good at being Mayor as he is at virtue signalling. https://t.co/UvAzngpHpx
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) April 26, 2018
Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson responded with joy at the news, tweeting:
“FANTASTIC news that President @realdonaldtrump will at last come to Britain on 13 July. Looking forward to seeing our closest ally and friend on the GREATest visit ever.”