Jeremy Hunt backs Trump '150 per cent' on London knife crime

Donald Trump has dubbed Sadiq Khan a 'disaster'

Monday, June 17, 2019

Jeremy Hunt has said he agrees “150 per cent” with Donald Trump in the US president's latest attacks on London mayor Sadiq Khan.

Mr Trump had called Mr Khan a “disaster” on knife crime after a horror weekend in London that left three people dead.

Mr Hunt said there’s an “enormous disappointment” in the London mayor.

“The sentiment is enormous disappointment that we have a Mayor of London who has completely failed to tackle knife crime and has spent more time on politics than the actual business of making Londoners safer,” he said.

Mr Khan accused the US president of being a “poster boy for racists around the world” after his latest Twitter tirade.

He said Mr Trump’s decision to retweet right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins on London’s knife crime was “remarkable”.

“It's for Donald Trump to explain his tweets, not for me, but it's remarkable that you've got the president of the USA amplifying the tweets of a far-right activist, amplifying a racist tweet”, he said.

“He's now a poster boy for the far-right movement and that should cause us huge concern.”

In the tweets Mr Trump said the London mayor was a “national disgrace who is destroying the City of London!”

Earlier a spokesman for Mr Khan had said he would not “waste his time” responding to the US president’s latest jibe.

Three men died in separate knife attacks within 24 hours over the weekend, bringing the total number of homicides in London this year to 56.

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