There are a number of ways in which the world at large has been insulting the President of the United States, and none of them are particularly dignified.
Besides the obvious slurs and words coming from the likes of Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin, and whoever is speaking for Iran, Trump has been subjected to a number of digs from around the globe. His opponents have mostly stuck to biting bits of diplomatic dissonance, with the occasionally rude retort tossed in for good measure.
Trump has taken these insults like a champion, however, allowing the words to slide right off of his back or, alternatively, firing off 140 characters of vengeance in near-instant fashion via Twitter.
Now, however, one Englishmen looking to make a name for himself as Brexit works its way into effect, has taken his disdain for the U.S. President too far, likening the leader of the free world to ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups.
“Sadiq Khan has compared Donald Trump’s language to Isis, and said his antagonistic approach is playing into the hands of the militant group.
“Speaking at an event hosted by The Guardian at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, the London Mayor condemned the US President’s repetition of ‘clash of civilizations rhetoric’.
“’They say that there is a clash of civilisations, it is not possible to be a Muslim and a westerner, and the West hates us. And you are inadvertently playing their game, you are helping them.’
“On the campaign trail last year, the President said Mr Khan could be an ‘exception’ to his proposed Muslim ban, which later barred residents of several Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
Khan’s insinuation that the Commander in Chief of the United States is taking plays from ISIS’ book is absurd and unacceptable.
Meanwhile Europe, and Britain in particular, have been plagued by a scourge of recent terror attacks thanks to the relaxed border policies of the European Union. Furthermore, specifically in London and the rest of Great Britain, a great number of police are handcuffed in their response to terror due to their lack of firearms, (pun certainly intended). This has spurred a great deal of criticism from the international community who believes that Londoners would likely be safer with armed constables patrolling the streets.