Winston Churchill's grandson calls Trump a 'daft twerp'
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Winston Churchill’s grandson called President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE a “daft twerp” on Twitter, criticizing the president for his comments connecting the U.K.’s rise in crime to “radical Islamic terror.”

Nicholas Soames, Churchill’s grandson and a member of parliament affiliated with the Conservative party, replied to Trump’s tweet in which the president cited new U.K. crime statistics and wrote that “we must keep America safe.”

Soames’s response was condensed into a single hashtag: “#Thenfixguncontrolyoudafttwerp.”

Trump is a fan of Churchill, having reinstalled a bust of the prime minister in the Oval Office after taking office.


The study that Trump cited does not show a link between the rise in crime and terrorism, noting that out of the 664 homicides recorded, only 35 were a result of terror attacks. U.K. officials said that the rise was likely because of better crime reporting.

Trump has drawn ire in the past for his comments on crime and terrorism in the U.K., criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to terror attacks in the city earlier this year.

Soames isn't the only prominent British political figure slamming Trump's tweet.

Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the U.K.’s Liberal Democrats political party, said the kind of “populist xenophobia” that Trump’s rhetoric inspires is responsible for the rise in hate crimes.

“Stop misleading and spreading fear,” Swinson said, according to Bloomberg. “Hate crime is up and it is fueled by the kind of populist xenophobia you peddle.”