via Washington Examiner
President Trump offered some advice for London Mayor Sadiq Khan: focus on your job.
Trump, who is in London, argued that Khan’s recent criticism of him harms the United Kingdom as he labeled the mayor a “negative force.”
“I don’t think he should be criticizing a representative of the United States that can do so much good for the United Kingdom,” Trump said during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday. “We talked about it before. He should be positive, not negative. He is a negative force, not a positive force.”AD Honor FlightWatch Full Screen to Skip Ads
“And if you look at what he said, he hurts the people of this great country,” Trump said. “And I think he should actually focus on his job. It would be a lot better if he did that. He could straighten out some of the problems that he has and probably some of the problems that he has caused.”
Trump and Khan are sparring after Khan penned a Sunday op-ed for The Guardian that argued Trump “is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat.”
He listed several other “far right” leaders, including Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, and said they are “using the same divisive tropes of the fascists of the 20th century to garner support, but are using new sinister methods to deliver their message.”
In response, Trump compared Khan to “our very dumb and incompetent” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and called Khan a “stone cold loser.”