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Donald Trump and his family are in the UK for a state visit. So far, the trip has been a mixture of success and insults. According ...

Insults Fly as Trump Visits Royal Family in UK

Donald Trump and his family are in the UK for a state visit. So far, the trip has been a mixture of success and insults.
According to a report in the Associated Press, London’s liberal mayor insulted President Trump ahead of his visit–but Trump punched back twice as hard. London Mayor Sadiq Khan reportedly said that Trump does not deserve red-carpet treatment during his visit and that he is “one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat” to liberal democracy.
Trump promptly responded on Twitter: “@SadiqKhan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom. He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me.”
The president added that Khan reminds him of the “terrible” leader of New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio–although the London mayor is “only half his height.”
It didn’t take long for Khan’s supporters to accuse Trump of being racist against the London mayor, who is a Muslim.
Trump’s visit has been hotly anticipated, especially since he called Meghan Markle “nasty”after she made disparaging comments about him. Markle has been notably absent from the events with the US president and his family.
Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have kept their distance from Trump, the president has had some nice moments with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. This afternoon, Trump had lunch with the Queen and Prince Charles, before he and his family joined the Royal Family for the grand state dinner held at Buckingham Palace.
The Queen greeted President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with a smile as they entered the formal banquet. Trump’s adult children were also brought along for the affair.
Trump made a nice toast honoring the Royal Family and the UK. He said, “We thank God for the brave sons of the United Kingdom and the United States who defeated the Nazis. As we honor our shared victory and heritage, we affirm the common values that will unite us long into the future; freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, the rule of law and reference to the rights given to us by almighty God. On behalf of all Americans I offer a toast to the eternal friendship of our people, the vitality of our nations and truly remarkable reign of Her Majesty the Queen.”
So far, Trump hasn’t commented on Prime Minister Theresa May, who has undergone months of political turmoil over Britain’s planned exit from the European Union and is expected to step down as Conservative leader this Friday after failing to secure a deal on Brexit. The president will meet with May on Tuesday.
Previously, Trump praised May’s rival Boris Johnson who is running for prime minister to replace May. The president told The Sun, “I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent. I like him. I have always liked him. I don’t know that he is going to be chosen, but I think he is a very good guy, a very talented person.”