‘Stay out of our business!’ Trump fires back at London mayor’s barb about hurricane golf round

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Controversial London Mayor Sadiq Khan has chosen to take a page from failed GOP presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s playbook by issuing a poorly received Hurricane Dorian-related joke about President Donald Trump.

Speaking with members of the media Sunday in Poland, where he’d traveled to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, Khan mocked the president for not attending the event as had originally been planned.

He’s clearly busy dealing with a hurricane out on the golf course,” he said dismissively of the president’s canceled trip to Poland.

Though Khan made the remark dismissively, he wasn’t wrong. Trump did spend the entire weekend “dealing with a hurricane” while simultaneously trying to enjoy his Labor Day weekend.

Over the long weekend, President Trump monitored Hurricane Dorian from a golf cart at his club in Virginia, calling for regular updates from an aide trailing him around the course,” The New York Times has confirmed.

“By 8 p.m. Monday, as Dorian churned toward Florida and Mr. Trump’s boarded-up Mar-a-Lago resort, the president had golfed twice and since Saturday morning pelted the American public with 122 tweets. As he has done during other hurricanes, Mr. Trump awaited landfall by assuming the role of meteorologist in chief.”

It’s not clear what else Khan expects the president to do. It’s not as if Trump can travel to affected areas yet. Even relief efforts in the Bahamas have been stalled because of the storm’s ferocity.

“Hurricane Dorian is the strongest storm on record to hit the Bahamas, and it has lingered for days. Because of the storm’s long duration, many calls for help have as yet gone unanswered, and officials aren’t able to assess the extent of the damage in some areas,” PBS notes.

As of Tuesday morning, the president was still acting like the “meteorologist in chief” by retweeting important updates from the National Hurricane Center.

Conversely, Khan, whose city has been in the midst of multiple epidemics, was continuing to kvetch publicly about U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to finally abide by the British people’s wishes and pull the nation out of the European Union:

What the mayor never seems to tweet much about is his own city, which is suffering from an epidemic of acid attacks, an epidemic of knife attacks and an epidemic of murders.

“Ilford stabbings: Two men fighting for life after triple knife attack in east London,” an Evening Standard headline from two days ago reads.

“Tottenham stabbing: Teenager fighting for life after daylight knife attack in north London,” another headline from the Standard, except this one from four days ago, likewise reads.

“Stab victim ‘begged to see his wife’ before dying from knife attack in London,” a third headline from last week, this one from Sky News, likewise reads.

Even Beatles co-lead vocalist and bassist Paul McCartney has been affected. In an interview last week with the Times, he revealed that one of his grandchildren was recently mugged at knife point in London.

“In London, one of my grandkids, one of my older grandkids, was mugged and got his phone taken. … He was saying the worst thing was that he should have just thumped the guy; he came back and felt a coward,” McCartney said.

“I said, ‘No, no, no, no! The guy had a knife and you don’t know, the guy might be able to use that knife.’ So it is scary these days.”

Scary these days in London indeed.

Meanwhile, the city has been named the “acid attack hotspot” of the western world …

And all the while Khan remains busy attacking Trump and Johnson, both of whom he’s reportedly likened to Nazis

In blistering replies posted Tuesday morning to Twitter, the president made sure to highlight some of these problems to the mayor.

“The incompetent Mayor of London, Sadique Kahn, was bothered that I played a very fast round of golf yesterday,” he wrote. “Many Pols exercise for hours, or travel for weeks. Me, I run through one of my courses (very inexpensive). President Obama would fly to Hawaii.”

“Kahn should focus on ‘knife crime,’ which is totally out of control in London. People are afraid to even walk the streets. He is a terrible mayor who should stay out of our business!”

Others echoed this sentiment:

Vivek Saxena

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