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he is a "disaster" and will "only get worse" after three people were slain 

With over 10 000 killed by gun violence each year in the US, the current president must be a giga-disaster.

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Imagine a foreign head of state condemning your local mayor for street level crime. Say, Jacinda Adern lambasting the mayor of Kawasaki for last month's tragedy. That's how beyond the pale Trump is, and we haven't even gotten to the blatant Islamophobia and trafficking in fascists tweets.

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The US has already had mass shootings almost every couple weeks this year - what does that say

Don't throw stones from glass houses and all that

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People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

London has some issues. The USA has some issues. Baltimore is the most dangerous city in the USA, less than 50 miles (70km) away from the White House. Just read that it is #19 of the most dangerous, non-war zone, cities in the world. That is worse than some deadly cities in Latin America.

When it comes to crime and murders, some US cities are much worse than London. I can't recall Trump speaking about that - well - speaking truthfully about that. His El Paso speech was so incorrect to be useless. He lied about NYC crime too.

At this point, it is more shocking when Trump actually gets facts correct.

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Ignorance of how US law works is why anyone would think Trump has any constitutional authority over city violence. The feds have no jurisdiction, yet The mayor of London has direct Authority over London.

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What a lunatic! Take care of your country first before you start lambasting others!

Once again, this man, the wanna-be POTUS has no manners and no respect for others.

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Ignorance of how US law works is why anyone would think Trump has any constitutional authority over city violence. The feds have no jurisdiction, yet

There are ways the US federal government can influence reducing city violence. The US police city chiefs have outlined some of them in a report they published a couple years ago:

"Full Report: Reducing Violent Crime in American Cities: An Opportunity to Lead - Evidence-Based Recommendations for Strengthening Federal-Local Partnerships while Enhancing Local Control of Violent Crime Strategies"

https://www.policefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PF-MCCA_Reducing-Violent-Crime-in-American-Cities_FullReport_RGB.pdf

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Trump hates him because he spoke out against the Muslim travel ban. He shouldn't interfere with the politics of another nation without first checking his own.

How many mass shooting in America so far this year, and how many in London? Does that make Trump a failure and loser.

Since coming into office, it was reported Trump told more than 10,000 proven lies? That take some beating.

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For Trump, everything is always personal but his new BF which he tweeted about is the Prince of Whales. Have fun with that one!

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U.S. President Donald Trump once again

showed he's a thug appealing to those in his base who get woodied when he talks like a schoolboy bully.

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Only a ‘stone cold loser’ retweets bile from odorous hag Hopkins.

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*odious (autocorrect) :(

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It’s a free world, he can say what he wants.

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10s of kids killed by automatic weapons in schools, thoughts and prayers.

A couple of stabbing in a foreign city, this is a disaster the mayor needs to be replaced!!

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"bass4funk"

but not if he wants to be (one of the) world leader(s)!

More respect, more manners and more sensitivity as well as decency should be displayed.

From this man, however, you can't expect all these attributes.

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Life in the White House goldfish bowl must be boring Trump out of his gourd for him to be obsessing over the mayor of a far away city that has no love for... Oh! I get it! He feels neglected and unloved again (where's Melania?), another of his daily mini-mental meltdowns that get his spiteful little thumbs a-twittering. Poor old POTUS!

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The London knife killings are of a major concern for the people there. I have children and grandchildren living there.

Banning knives altogether is impossible because they have multiple uses unlike guns with the single use of just killing would be more easy to ban.

The sale of non hunting guns should be banned for civilians. The 2nd amendment does not state the type of guns which should be allowed. The right to bear arms does not include nuclear bombs or bio weapons.

There are no major gun deaths in Japan.

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but not if he wants to be (one of the) world leader(s)!

Oh, please! World leaders constantly criticize Trump, but he has to shut up and take it? I don’t think so, they have the right to their opinion and he does as well and if leaders from around the world don’t want to get criticized by him, then don’t say anything. Trump is not going to let someone talk smack about him or throw glass in a glass house.

More respect, more manners and more sensitivity as well as decency should be displayed.

That goes both ways.

From this man, however, you can't expect all these attributes.

Nor from many European leaders.

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It was Trump who began his spat with Khan and not the other way round.

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It was Trump who began his spat with Khan and not the other way round.

Doesn't matter who started it, the point is, everyone is allowed to make comments, that was my only point and it doesn’t matter who likes them or not, including the President. People can say things about him and he can say things about world leaders as well. Everyone needs to get thick skinned.

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In the beginning Trump called Khan a loser because he criticized him over the Muslim travel ban. Yes, it does matter who throws the first insult which these days is often Trump first.

Trump is still boasting over his state visit claiming the queen had the most fun with him over the past 25 years.

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Trump retweeted a tweet by the right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins is a racist bigot who's been fired from jobs at the Sun, the MailOnline and the radio station LBC for her repellent views. She's a gutter-dwelling trash monster who is even too extreme for the repulsive Sun and Mail, which really takes some doing:

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/katie-hopkins-daily-mail-why-did-she-end-her-contract-a8079816.html

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/katie-hopkins-sacked-lbc-radio-cheers-applause-presenter-fired-final-solution-manchester-attack-a7756961.html

Why is Trump retweeting filth from Hopkins? Why? Is he a racist bigot who shares her opinions on a Final Solution for Muslims?

Also, doesn't he know that the Tory government's 10 year austerity programme has cut 21,000 police jobs in the UK, which has led to the current rise in knife crime.

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Trump retweeted dodgy videos from a UK based racist organization which showed Muslims in a bad light. This understandably annoyed people in the UK. He should have been suspended from Twitter for disseminating inflammatory fake news.

Retweeting someone who is lower than tabloid trash is his right, but shows where his mind is.

He’s trash.

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Every single day more than 100 Americans are killed by guns.

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Trump may be crass, but the truth doesn't always need to come in a beautiful package. Muslim patrols, people doing salat in the streets and parks just to wave a middle finger at the native populace, random car rammings--London has fallen from grace, and the so-called compassionates stand by and holler for more.

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Oh, please! World leaders constantly criticize Trump, but he has to shut up and take it?

----It was Trump who began his spat with Khan and not the other way round.----

Doesn't matter who started it,

Sounds consistent to me.

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In the beginning Trump called Khan a loser because he criticized him over the Muslim travel ban.

And Khan can say that, I don’t have a problem with that. But he needs to look at his own record as well.

Yes, it does matter who throws the first insult which these days is often Trump first.

No, it doesn’t matter because everyone has to right to criticize, Khan criticized the President over the limited Muslim ban and Trump threw it back in his face, fair is fair. Sorry, I don’t believe in you punch me, I turn the other cheek, sorry.

Trump is still boasting over his state visit claiming the queen had the most fun with him over the past 25 years.

Let him, the man can say what he wants because guess what, none of us can stop it. Lol

Deal with it, comes with the territory of being in the public eye. As if the media getting angry is going to shut this President up, where have they all been these last 3 years?

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Muslim patrols

How extensive is this problem? How many Muslim patrols take place (other than the one we've all seen on YouTube)?

people doing salat in the streets and parks

As an atheist and secularist (I take it that you're a secularist too?), I find public displays of religiosity like this annoying, but on the other hand, that's what freedom of religion looks like.

just to wave a middle finger at the native populace

Except that many white British people are Muslim too, and many non-white British people are...non-Muslims. So I don't get the logic there.

random car rammings

But would you say this is a London-specific problem and an example of "London falling from grace"?

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I want him to be the wrecking ball of PC.

PC? You mean common decency.

I don't know how calling the mayor of London a "stone-cold loser" and re-tweeting racist dog whistles is combatting "PC".

Maybe you can explain that to us.

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This understandably annoyed people in the UK. He should have been suspended from Twitter for disseminating inflammatory fake news. 

I disagree, it annoys millions of Americans to hear Brits criticize our leaders, but again, they have an opinion, even if we sharply disagree, that’s the beauty of free speech.

You are missing or deliberately avoiding the point. Trump retweeted dodgy videos from a UK based racist organization whose leaders are now in jail. I’m with you on free speech, but Trump retweeted inflammatory fake news and trash which led to a deserved rebuke from the UK PM.

Two questions:

Are you okay with retweeting material from racist organizations? Think KKK.

Is it acceptable to retweet dodgy material from racist organizations?

As I said, Trump can retweet trash like Hopkins, but I think if he’d been sanctioned by Twitter for his revolting behaviour, his Twitter account might be less of a toilet.

You like the wrecking ball approach, but I don’t see why this necessarily entails dodgy videos from racists which understandably incensed British Muslims like Khan.

Incidentally, Khan and Trump are both now disliked by majorities of their electorates. Maybe they could get together talk about this problem. It could be more constructive than fighting.

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You don’t like it. Ok and?

You don't like Obama and liberals. Ok and?

Your response is simply irrelevant.

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I disagree, it annoys millions of Americans to hear Brits criticize our leaders,

how are you in a position to speak on behalf of millions of Americans?

Free speech and free to make comments may be part of western culture but one of the world's most important political offices like the President of the United States of America requires a president who has dignity of office and diplomatic skills. Trump lacks both of those.

Trump tends to throw potty mouth insults at people in weaker positions, like Khan but he would never dare to call Putin, Xi or the king of Saudi, losers.

Last month when Saudi beheaded 37 Shia Muslims after a kangaroo court, Trump didn't even dare to tweet about the barbaric acts by the crown. Placing their heads on pikes.

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I don’t know how a foreign official criticizing our Muslim ban can have any significant meaning. You don’t like it. Ok and?

when Trump introduced his Muslim travel ban, Khan said he would not be able to travel to America, and Trump said he would make Khan an exception to the ban but Khan didn't want to be the exception. Trump then threw the insults of him being a loser.

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That’s one thing that deeply bothered me about Bush, the media was so hostile towards him, a lot unfairly and he never responded to his enemies, he allowed the media to define him.

Yes, but perhaps this unwillingness to get into cat fights was part of why you and your still unnamed non-partisan historians regard him as a successful president.

You could say the same about Obama. Some rightist crackpots were calling him the anti-Christ, others said he was a closet Muslim working for Islamists and some toilet-dwelling trashmongers were putting forward birtherism.

My take is that it isn’t in the nature of Bush 2 or Obama to get into catty Twitter fights. I certainly couldn’t imagine them retweeting dodgy racist videos, asking people to check our non-existent sex tapes or quoting trash like Katie Hopkins. You evidently don’t see acting with reserve or dignity as a virtue in a president. Fair enough.

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That’s one thing that deeply bothered me about Bush, the media was so hostile towards him, a lot unfairly and he never responded to his enemies, he allowed the media to define him.

Yeah - because he started a war on a sovereign nation that was complying with the demands of the weapons inspectors.

Remember the logic at the time? "We can't find them, so the Iraqi's are lying to us and hiding them".

Followed by "mission accomplished".

No one was unfairly hostile to Bush.

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how are you in a position to speak on behalf of millions of Americans?

I’m not and neither of millions of Brits that think they speak on behalf of Americans.

Free speech and free to make comments may be part of western culture but one of the world's most important political offices like the President of the United States of America requires a president who has dignity of office and diplomatic skills. Trump lacks both of those.

That’s your opinion, but there are millions that believe so and by the way, the haters won’t stop him so.....

Trump tends to throw potty mouth insults at people in weaker positions, like Khan but he would never dare to call Putin, Xi or the king of Saudi, losers.

None of these people insulted the President the way Khan did. Kim did in the beginning so remember how that went.

Last month when Saudi beheaded 37 Shia Muslims after a kangaroo court, Trump didn't even dare to tweet about the barbaric acts by the crown. Placing their heads on pikes.

He has no reason to and it would be unwise for him to do it since we need the Saudis, I hate it, but I understand the game.

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Trumpophiles sure are playing the victim card to defend Donny. Hilarious.

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when Trump introduced his Muslim travel ban, Khan said he would not be able to travel to America, and Trump said he would make Khan an exception to the ban but Khan didn't want to be the exception. Trump then threw the insults of him being a loser.

His prerogative after man man called him unhinged, I would have done the same.

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A lot of defense of the thin-skinned, victim president. Too funny.

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My take is that it isn’t in the nature of Bush 2 or Obama to get into catty Twitter fights.

To their political demise in my opinion.

I certainly couldn’t imagine them retweeting dodgy racist videos, asking people to check our non-existent sex tapes or quoting trash like Katie Hopkins.

That’s you, you are free to do and think as you wish, nothing wrong with that.

You evidently don’t see acting with reserve or dignity as a virtue in a president. Fair enough.

Thank you.

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Perhaps Trump is annoyed by what he sees as a quiet Muslim (Islamic) revolution going on within the UK, hence his banter.

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That’s your opinion, but there are millions that believe so and by the way, the haters won’t stop him so.....

It's not an opinion that Donny lacks dignity and diplomatic skills.

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To their political demise in my opinion.

They were both two-term presidents. Their "political demise" were term limits. Hilarious.

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It's not an opinion that Donny lacks dignity and diplomatic skills

No, it’s an opinion, because I don’t think so, but you do, we just happen to disagree with each other. I think all the Democrats have a couple of nuts and bolts loose that can never be fixed. That’s what I think.

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My take is that it isn’t in the nature of Bush 2 or Obama to get into catty Twitter fights. 

To their political demise in my opinion.

Both won 2 terms in office. Obama won the popular vote twice too. Obama left office with impressive approval ratings and while Bush 2 left office with terrible approval ratings, you and your still unnamed non-partisan historians saw his time in office as a success.

Do you think Bush 2 would have done better if he’d have shown dodgy videos from racist organizations and asked his followers to check out non-existent sex tapes? How about showing a picture of his extremely attractive wife next to an unflattering photo of an opponent’s wife?

Do you think that could have secured the popular vote for him over Gore and who do you think that kind of behaviour appeals to?

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No, it's not. Dignity and diplomacy have meanings, which aren't opinions, and Donny fits neither meaning.

Ok, I disagree with you, you don’t think so, but I do.

Your hysterical defenses of Donny tell us all we need to know about you.

Listen, I’m not going to hate the President because the liberals do. But don’t worry, there are many socialists that I deeply despise. The list too long for me to get Not each of these nut jobs. You don’t like this President, fine. I don’t like the socialists in Washington trying to make a hammer and sickle experiment out of my country.

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Donald Trump has criticised Sadiq Khan on Twitter and claimed that London “needs a new mayor ASAP”, following three killings in the city.

“London needs a new mayor,” Mr Trump wrote.

“Khan is a disaster – will only get worse!”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-sadiq-khan-tweet-london-mayor-stabbings-a8960476.html

If Trump thinks London needs a new mayor because of three knife killings then America surly needs a new president who can't stop the hundreds killed in mass shootings or the 100 Americans killed every day from guns or even the hundreds of blacks shot by the cops for being well, "black!"

Trump does not know what dignity or diplomacy are. he's the coarsest president in history. Not even a rough diamond. You can't polish something that won't shine. He will always be dull.

Children die while Trump is in office.

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Ok, I disagree with you, you don’t think so, but I do.

The honest Trump supporters see Trump’s crassness, trashiness, ignorance and childishness and will accept this as long as he does what they want done.

Defending Trump the man is an exercise for partisans only.

One interesting question would be if those opposed to Trump would accept an ignoramus and a trashmonger from the left if he or she could beat Trump in a trash-off.

And no, Bass. There is nobody currently running for the Democrats who fits that description.

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Trump is a breath of fresh air from the oppression of political correctness enforced by leftists.

Get them their chocolate and safe spaces.

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"Journalism 101"

**Dignity: **noun. the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect

Diplomacy: noun. the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad.

Neither dignity or diplomacy are connected to "opinion".

Neither dignity or diplomacy are connected to "Trump".

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"Diplomacy 101"

Diplomacy is a complex and often challenging practice of fostering relationships around the world in order to resolve issues and advance interests. Discover the PEOPLE who conduct diplomacy, the PLACESwhere the Department of State engages in diplomacy, and the ISSUES diplomacy helps resolve.

https://discoverdiplomacy.state.gov

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Khan is the victim here, not Trump.

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the point is, everyone is allowed to make comments

Trump can make comments all he wants, the FACT remains the homocide rate is UK is more than 4 times lower than the US 1.2/100000 compared to the US 5.3/100000. only a stone cold loser would state the opposite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

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Donny retweeting a bigot, what a surprise!

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Trump is always first out of the blocks for potty mouth insults.

America has the worlds biggest prison population even exceeding China.

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Khan is most definitely not a victim, he’s an adult

adults are often victims

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London is quite dangerous these days, not the Old London ! But it has nothing to do with Khan or blaming Khan! Trump's tweeting is always  always distrurbing! It just reflects his nasty personality!

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bass: Sorry, I don’t believe in you punch me, I turn the other cheek, sorry.

Unless it's Russia and election meddling.

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The acid attacks were horrendous but in recent months the authorities have it more under control.

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What should we call Trump after mass shootings, street shootings, gangster shootings.

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In the end, we’ll all be victims of Trump.

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Trump’s feud with Khan dates back several years.

There is no "feud" between Trump and Mayor Khan. That is false equivalence of the two sides and a lie.

Khan is responding to Trump's racist and irresponsible tweets and offensive insults to himself and to London. You know, like the attempted equivalence of Trump on Charlottesville: "There were good people on both sides."

This is not a feud. It's a competent, rational and intelligent mayor condemning factual racist, offensive, divisive and extremist statements by Trump. Period.

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Trump's thing is lies and insults, gets him off.

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The stupid, rude sayings of Trump really shouldn’t be in the news. Maybe they could be released as a digest, like this month’s earthquakes, or in a booklet with cheesy illustrations....

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Unless it's Russia and election meddling.

That was already litigated.

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No, it’s an opinion, because I don’t think so, but you do, we just happen to disagree with each other.

Yup. Civil society, democratic governance, science, technology, education. All built on nothing but opinions. There is no objective truth. Interesting to see conservatism in America follow an extreme version of the moral relativism that it used to decry.

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