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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 09:27 AM

Sajid Javid Has Told Trump To Stop "Interfering" In UK Politics After More Sadiq Khan Tweets

Source: Buzzfeed News


But Jeremy Hunt has said he agreed with the US president "150%" that the London mayor has failed to tackle knife crime.

Posted on June 17, 2019, at 7:29 a.m.

By Hannah Al-Othman (BuzzFeed News Reporter) Emily Ashton (BuzzFeed News Reporter) Alex Wickham (BuzzFeed News Reporter)

Sajid Javid has become the first Tory leadership candidate to condemn Donald Trump’s attack on London mayor Sadiq Khan this weekend, saying he should stop "interfering" in UK politics. However, the US president won the backing of the foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, who said he agreed Khan had failed to tackle knife crime.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted that Khan was a “disaster” as mayor and shared a tweet by the far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins in which she referred to recent knife crime in the capital and wrote “This is Khan’s Londonistan”. In another tweet Trump labelled Khan "a national disgrace who is destroying the City of London".

Responding to a question from BuzzFeed News at a hustings for journalists in Westminster on Monday, Javid said: “I did see the tweet. I think President Trump should stick to domestic politics.”

“It's unbecoming of the leader of such a great state to keep interfering in the domestic politics of another country,” the home secretary said, adding: “The president is right to be concerned about serious violence but he should be concerned about serious violence in his own country, which is more than ten times higher than it is in the UK."

Read more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahalothman/sajid-javid-trump-khan-knife-crime?bftwuk&utm_term=4ldqpgm#4ldqpgm

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Reply Sajid Javid Has Told Trump To Stop "Interfering" In UK Politics After More Sadiq Khan Tweets (Original post)
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 09:41 AM

1. Guy won't lift a finger against gun violence gets all judgey about knife violence.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 09:45 AM

2. Good point

No American leader should criticize any other country for its violent crime, when so little is done here to address the epidemic of mass shootings.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 10:05 AM

3. He attacks the mayor calling him names while Putin is still

Cyber attacking this country and says nothing other then claiming he's his friend and it's good for America. Trump sides with the corrupt criminals and attacks allies instead.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 10:56 AM

4. Jeremy Hunt defends Donald Trump's attack on Sadiq Khan

Source: The Guardian

Jeremy Hunt defends Donald Trump's attack on Sadiq Khan

Foreign secretary says he agrees 150% with sentiment of tweet quoting Katie Hopkins

Peter Walker Political correspondent
Mon 17 Jun 2019 15.03 BST First published on Mon 17 Jun 2019 12.38 BST

Jeremy Hunt has vigorously defended Donald Trump for quoting the far-right commentator Katie Hopkins in an attack on the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, as Downing Street declined to condemn the US president’s words.

The foreign secretary said he would not have used the same words as Trump, but that he would “150% agree” with the overall sentiment.

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, said the US president should “stick to domestic politics”.

The Hopkins post referred to the capital as “Khan’s Londonistan”, as well as “stab-city” following the deaths of three men in separate attacks on Friday and Saturday.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/17/jeremy-hunt-defends-trump-quoting-katie-hopkins-in-attack-on-sadiq-khan

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