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Trump slams London Mayor Sadiq Khan as a 'stone cold loser' ahead of state visit to UK

President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE in a tweet early Monday called London Mayor Sadiq Khan a "stone cold loser" ahead of the president's visit to the city.

".@SadiqKhan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly 'nasty' to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom," Trump tweeted.

"He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me," he added.

Trump followed up with a second tweet likening Khan to another one of his American rivals — New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNYPD launches investigation after multiple people slashed on subway Yang: 'Defund the police is the wrong approach for New York City' Overnight Health Care: CDC says vaccinated people can take masks off indoors and outdoors | Missouri abandons voter-approved Medicaid expansion | White House unveils B plan to hire public health workers MORE. Both are "very dumb and incompetent," he said.

He made a similar dig at Khan while speaking to reporters outside the White House Sunday before leaving for his Europe trip, saying he thinks Khan is de Blasio's "twin ... except shorter."

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Khan wrote a fiery op-ed on Saturday that the United Kingdom is on the “wrong side of history” ahead of Trump's visit.

“In years to come, I suspect this state visit will be one we look back on with profound regret and acknowledge that we were on the wrong side of history,” Khan said in The Guardian.

Trump's visit to England comes as the nation is divided in still undecided Brexit negotiations and searching for a prime minister. Trump has publicly supported the controversial conservative choice Boris Johnson, saying he would be "excellent." 

Trump on Sunday also pushed back on reports that he called Meghan MarkleMeghan MarkleMeghan wins last copyright claim over letter to father Meghan announces children's book inspired by Prince Harry and Archie The Hill's Morning Report - Biden to take stock, revive push for big government MORE, Duchess of Sussex, "nasty."

"I never called Meghan Markle 'nasty,' " he said.

"Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold!" he added. "Will @CNN, @nytimes and others apologize? Doubt it!"

The president said in an interview published last week that he was not aware that Markle had called him “divisive” and “misogynistic” during his 2016 presidential campaign.

“I didn’t know that. What can I say?” he told The Sun.

“I didn’t know that she was nasty,” he added.