Unlike Trump, Theresa May 'Would Not Retweet' Far-right Provocateur Who Attacked Sadiq Khan

Trump retweeted right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins who labeled London 'stab city' and pejoratively called it 'Khan’s Londonistan'

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a working lunch with governors on workforce freedom and mobility in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, June 13, 2019.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May would not retweet Katie Hopkins, whose criticism London Mayor Sadiq Khan was repeated by U.S. President Donald Trump, May's spokesman said on Monday.

"The prime minister would not retweet Katie Hopkins nor use that language," her spokesman said.

Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a "disaster" and will "only get worse" after three people were slain in the city in less than 20 hours.

Trump retweeted a tweet by the right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins who called London "stab city" and said "this is Khan’s Londonistan," a pejorative phrase used to describe the city's alleged failure to tackle Muslim extremists.

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"LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster - will only get worse!" Trump said on Twitter.

Hopkins struggled in Israel last week to find a venue to screen her anti-Muslim documentary, after three venues had canceled planned screenings, she did finally screen it in Jerusalem. 

Jerusalem's deputy mayor stepped in to help Hopkins show ‘Homelands,’ which paints a picture of a ‘Muslim-dominated’ Europe that is pushing out Christians and Jews.

Trump called Khan, a Muslim of Pakistani heritage, a "stone-cold loser" earlier this month after the mayor criticized the British government for inviting Trump for a state visit and compared him to 20th century fascists.

Trump’s feud with Khan dates back several years. Khan has criticised Trump’s effort to ban travellers from Muslim countries, while the president has castigated the mayor for his handling of a 2017 terrorist attack on the London bridge that killed 11 people.