What is this constant feud between Trump and the Mayor of London?

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  1. Credence2 profile image80
    Credence2posted 8 months ago

    I think the President is better off spending his time more productively by tending to his own garden .

    With the homicidal carnage that occurs in the largest American cities when compared with London in any one day, perhaps the President should think before he opens his mouth?

    Your thoughts?

    https://news.yahoo.com/trump-calls-lond … 50135.html

    1. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      To February of this year, approximately 74,600 Americans have lost their lives to gun violence during Trump's term.

      Does he take responsibility for that stat, as he expects Khan to take responsibility for the stabbings in London?

      1. Live to Learn profile image81
        Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Hmm. Mayor of a city, vs president of a country. I would think the closer you are to the problem, the more responsible you would be to solve the problem.

        Not implying that the mayor is responsible for that problem, or that some cities in America do not have problems with violence, but your statement lacked reason.

        1. Will Apse profile image91
          Will Apseposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          I think it is reasonable to say that the man with the most ability to control the most lethal weapons in your country would rather not take responsibility for anything much at all.

          Many of those deaths are suicides, by the way. 6000 suicides a year are veterans.

          When so many are set up to despair. You need to look to the man who claims he is in control.

          1. Live to Learn profile image81
            Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

            Well, maybe it's a difference of governmental styles. We in America don't let one person play dictator. Maybe it's different where you are?

            If Trump tried to 'take responsibility' for gun control we'd be up in arms about the second amendment. Primarily because he is not the one in the greatest position of power to enact control. Maybe our separation of powers is a foreign concept to you.

            So, any sad statistics we see can only be addressed at the local level. Maybe a federal push to provide help to those local officials but the federal government is not the resource for the outreach programs needed. One size does not fit all.

            1. Will Apse profile image91
              Will Apseposted 8 months agoin reply to this

              So Trump isn't good for much in the real world, lol?

              Anyway, a copy and paste:

              Federal gun laws in the United States regulate the manufacture, trade, possession, transfer, record keeping, transport, and destruction of firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessories. They are enforced by state agencies and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

              The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a federal Cabinet-level agency that provides near-comprehensive healthcare services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located throughout the country; several non-healthcare benefits including disability compensation etc etc.

              1. Live to Learn profile image81
                Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                Federal gun laws. Federal laws. Laws. The executive branch is not responsible for creating laws.

                Don't get me started on the ineptitude of Veteran's Affairs but, in Trump's defense, that department has been a joke for many decades.

                1. Will Apse profile image91
                  Will Apseposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                  "The executive branch is not responsible for creating laws."

                  But Congress is, and that is not a local body.

                  Those laws can be vetoed by the executive.

                  The Supreme Court has blocked local attempts to curb gun violence through restrictions on gun ownership and sales.

                  Washington dictates.

                  1. Live to Learn profile image81
                    Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                    The second amendment dictates

                  2. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                    You are right - Washington dictates.  Not Trump; Washington.

                    And that is the job of the Supreme Court; to deny local (or Washington) attempts to ignore and/or violate the highest law of the land.  Is that not similar to where you live - that there is a "highest" court that concerns itself with the legality of local laws and ensures that they follow the law of the land?

      2. Credence2 profile image80
        Credence2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Will, we both know that he wouldn't........

    2. Live to Learn profile image81
      Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Trump is well known for taking things personally and tapping the keys while Twitter is open more than is advisable. I see his comments about the mayor little different from other cringe worthy missteps he's made.

      1. Credence2 profile image80
        Credence2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

        L to L, this was just another one of those dumb moments of the sort that continues to subject him to further criticism

        1. Live to Learn profile image81
          Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          Well,if you hate that do us all a favor and make sure Biden doesn't take the democratic nomination. If he does we are guaranteed of 4 more years of it, no matter which way the vote goes in 2020.

          1. Credence2 profile image80
            Credence2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

            Biden is definitely not my first choice. But, I can't imagine him being as abrasive in so many corners as Trump has been.

            My problems with Biden are in a different direction.

    3. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Trump attacks anyone who deflates his ego. It has nothing to do with what is happening in London. It has everything to do with the fact that the mayor of London and about 95% of Brits loathe and detest Donald Trump.

      The Brits don't care what Trump thinks of them. They have too little respect for him. Trump is backing the minority in the UK.

      I don't know how it is going to play out because, in the UK, just as in the US, there is too much power vested in too few hands, and those hands are not only incompetent but on the dark side.

      1. Credence2 profile image80
        Credence2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

        I wonder how he has managed to earn so much disapproval? Conservatives like to link the dislike of Trump to a perceived Socialist stance taken by Europe relative to the U.S. they have plenty of excuses. There is something wrong when an American President can be so unpopular with so many.

        We here are fighting the idea of too much power in too few hands and Trump,while claiming to be the solution, is in actuality no more helpful than the proverbial fox guarding the chicken house. A more progressive Left in this country must and will prevail.

        1. Nathanville profile image93
          Nathanvilleposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          I can answer your question as to how Trump has managed to earn so much disapproval (hatred and anger) from Brits.

          From 2015 onwards, Trump has repeatedly made false claims in his tweets about Muslims in Britain (and Europe).   The false claims he frequently re-tweets (which angers the British Public) includes:-

          •    “The entire city of Birmingham is a no-go zone, and Paris go in fear of their lives because entire areas of their cities are controlled by radicalised Islamists.” 

          •    “Birmingham is a totally Muslim city”.

          •    "Places in London and other places are so radicalised that the police are afraid for their own lives."

          •     “That parts of London are 'no-go areas' because of the numbers of Islamic extremists”

          Also, Trump’s constant personal attacks on Sadiq Khan, continues to anger the British further.

          And, in 2017 Trump re-tweeted three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos (all of which were fake videos) from a British far-right group.  That tweet was so offensive that even Theresa May was infuriated as shown in the short video clip below:-

          Trump Angers UK With anti-Muslim retweets:  https://youtu.be/nfWzZuoEYVQ

          1. Credence2 profile image80
            Credence2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

            I remember the instance mentioned in your last paragraph, it would be no different that Theresa May associating herself with the KuKluxKlan here in America, a association totally inappropriate for a world leader. I was furious with Trump over it.

            Perhaps you recall an instance in either Ireland or Scotland where Trump was interfering with public works complaining that biomass windmill construction was spoiling the view from a golf course he owns there. The sheer gall of this man POed residents in a big way.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 8 months agoin reply to this

              That was in Scotland. He even had the water for a farm cut off because the farmer pissed him off. Ask the people who live there wat a cretin he is. I believe we have a hubber  here who can attest to this.

              1. Credence2 profile image80
                Credence2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

                Thanks for the clarification, Randy. America's greatest ambassador at work? I know that there is more.

                1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                  Randy Godwinposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                  There's a video called "Trumped" which details what the people went through to try and keep his golf course from being constructed. The locals voted against the course in great numbers, but despite their efforts, the govt officials overrode the popular vote. Ergo, Trump bought them off...

                  1. Live to Learn profile image81
                    Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                    In such a scenario my reaction would be to work to change, and protest against a corrupt government. Not lay the blame on the foreigner who showed up and worked within the confines of that corrupt government.

            2. Nathanville profile image93
              Nathanvilleposted 8 months agoin reply to this

              Yep, I remember the incident you mentioned about the Golf Course in Scotland very well.  Another example, from a long list of actions and rhetoric from Trump (including his Mexican wall), where Trump manages to upset the British Public.

              Not least of all, Trump unilaterally pulling out of the Paris Agreement, another action of his which has riled millions of Brits.

  2. Nathanville profile image93
    Nathanvilleposted 8 months ago

    In two simple words 'Racial Prejudice' i.e. Sadiq Khan is a Muslim; and we all know how much Trump hates Muslims.  Need I say more!

    1. Live to Learn profile image81
      Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      LOL. I love how the simplest and most obvious answers take a back seat to identity politics.

    2. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, Arthur, that thought has crossed my mind. After all, this was the guy who attacked Barack Obama's citizenship while he was the President. It was a cheap and tawdry stunt and to this day I don't forgive him for it.

      1. Nathanville profile image93
        Nathanvilleposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Also, it hasn’t gone unnoticed in Britain that Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary (a Muslim) was snubbed from attending the lavish state banquet in honour of Donald Trump during his recent visit. 

        The Home Secretary being one of the four most senior posts in British Government.  The other three most senior Government posts being the ‘Prime Minister’, ‘Foreign Secretary’ and the ‘Chancellor’; all of whom were invited, except Sajid Javid.

  3. Credence2 profile image80
    Credence2posted 8 months ago

    It is a main theme for me, people like Trump prefer to subvert the will of the many in exchange for a quantity of dollars and crass influence on those officials willing to be bought.

    Just the sort of thing we need to raise the alarm about in society, generally.

    1. Live to Learn profile image81
      Live to Learnposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      It's been my observation that more laws equates to less will of the people. Because those with money have the lawyers to argue their way into what they want

 
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