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 Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker 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.”

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“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 12:30 Report: Biden expands lead in new national poll De Blasio brushes off low poll numbers: 'The vast majority of Democratic voters are going to make their decision late' NYPD fires officer in Eric Garner case 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.