Piers Morgan Says London Mayor Sadiq Khan is Wrong to Criticize Trump Ahead of State Visit Partially Commemorating D-Day Heroes

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, left, and President Trump. (Odd Andersen/Tolgo Akmen/AFP/Getty Images)
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, left, and President Trump. (Odd Andersen/Tolgo Akmen/AFP/Getty Images)

by Piers Morgan

This week, we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history.

It was the crucial turning point in the war with Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, one that began the liberation of German-occupied France and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.

It was also the moment that most perfectly exemplified and cemented the special relationship between Britain and America, the two nations that provided the vast majority of those who fought the ferocious battle on the beaches.

There were at least 10,000 Allied casualties, with 4,414 confirmed dead.

They, along with everyone who took part in D-Day, will be remembered in a special ceremony in Portsmouth on the south coast of England on Wednesday, attended by the Queen, President Trump and 300 veterans.

That is why Trump has come to Britain for a three-day state visit.

He’s not here as a private individual.

He’s here as the democratically elected President of the United States, still Britain’s greatest ally.

As such, he represents the 320 million citizens of the U.S. including many who have personal family connections to the D-Day landings and World War 2.

So how has Mayor of London, England’s capital city, responded to this trip?

The answer is with quite staggeringly offensive rudeness.

Sadiq Khan, who’s been Mayor for three years, launched a series of savage attacks on President Trump in the past 48 hours, both in print and on television, branding him a ‘fascist’, a ‘growing global threat’, and demanding Britain should not be ‘rolling out the red carpet’ for him because it was ‘un-British’, adding that he was ‘the antithesis of our values in London and as a country’ and his ‘divisive behavior flies in the face of the ideals America was founded upon – equality, liberty and religious freedom.’

Mayor Khan also authorized, again, the flying of a giant orange Trump baby blimp over the Houses of Parliament during the visit, specifically designed to mock and humiliate the President.

By doing all this, Khan knew exactly what he was doing, and that was to create a firestorm of hatred towards the American leader and to whip up bigger protests against him than might otherwise have occurred.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail