Sadiq Khan responds to Trump's 'stone-cold loser' insult: 'Sort of behavior I'd expect from an 11-year-old'

Sadiq Khan responds to Trump's 'stone-cold loser' insult: 'Sort of behavior I'd expect from an 11-year-old'
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE on Tuesday after the U.S. leader called him a “stone-cold loser,” saying it’s “the sort of behavior I would expect from an 11-year old.”


“It’s for him to decide how he behaves,” Khan told CNN. “It’s not for me to respond in a like manner. I think it’s beneath me to do childish tweets and name-calling.” 

A few hours earlier, Khan slammed Trump as a “poster-boy for the far-right movement around the world” during an interview with Sky News.

The comments mark the latest in a days-long feud between the two leaders, though the two have sparred since Trump took office in 2017.

Ahead of his three-day visit to the United Kingdom, Trump likened Khan to another of his targets, 2020 Democratic contender New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioThe Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment trial a week away; debate night Trump mocks Booker over suspended presidential campaign Thousands take to New York streets in solidarity after anti-Semitic attacks MORE, calling Khan the “twin of de Blasio, except shorter.”

In a tweet early Monday, Trump said Khan “by all accounts has done a terrible job” as mayor and has “been foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting President of the United States.” 

Khan’s office replied in a statement that Trump represents a “growing far-right threat around the globe.”

Trump has jabbed Khan in the past by criticizing the mayor's handling of terror-related attacks in London.