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 TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study 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 BlasioCitigroup executive to run for NYC mayor: report Treasury withheld nearly M from FDNY 9/11 health program New York theaters display banners urging governor to reopen cinemas 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.