Yesterday (July 12), President Trump traveled the British Isles almost canceled his visit to London due to the floating inflammation of a 20-foot baby Trump balloon according to UK premiere publication, The Sun. He was stationed to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II along with the rest of the British royal family.
The balloon, known as “baby Trump” was in representation of a protest on Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan gave the final approval for the balloon to fly the region. The two officials have spent the past couples of months clashing on social media, unsurprisingly on Twitter. Due to the presence of “baby Trump,” the president expressed he was not going to spend much time at the British capital due to feeling severely unwelcome.
“I used to love London as a city,” said Trump. “But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there? And when I say that I am talking about government because the people of the UK agree with me.”
He went on to tell the paper how he feels as though the London Mayor has done a “terrible” job when it comes to terrorism and Syrian refugees.
“I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad,” he said. “I look at cities in Europe, and I can be specific if you’d like. You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. He has done a terrible job.”
He continued to elaborate on the emotion, highlighting the four attacks that occurred in the famed city in 2017.
“Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism,” he said. “I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.”
The beef between Trump and Khan started when Trump took to Twitter to criticize Khan’s address to his region at the time of the knife attack on London bridge last June. “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” Trump tweeted. Khan deemed the U.S. head as “ill-formed,” and the discomforted relationship officially took off.