Have we witnessed a first public clash between a future President of the United States and a British Prime Minister-in-Waiting?
Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been saying some rather devisive – and unfounded – things about our London. By his reckoning, some parts of London are: "So radicalised the police are afraid for their lives".
Our mayor, Boris Johnson, replied:
"Crime has been falling steadily both in London and in New York - the only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump"
Here's how BBC London reported it on social media…
You can read the full story here: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london
It's not the first time that a Republican trying to be President has made ill-informed comments about our great city. Back in 2012, Presidential-failure-to-be Mitt Romney criticised our fitness to stage the Olympic Games. Which was very rude of him. He felt qualified to bad mouth us because he had been chief exec of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002.
Our Prime Minister David Cameron – not known for his dazzling wit – responded…
"We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic games in the middle of nowhere.”
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