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‘He’s a negative force!’: Trump rejected meeting with Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn

‘He’s a negative force!’: Trump rejected meeting with Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn
Donald Trump has described Jeremy Corbyn, a staunch critic of the US president, as a “negative force,” revealing that he rejected a meeting with the Labour Party leader.

“I don’t know Jeremy Corbyn,” Trump told reporters during a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday. “He wanted to meet today. I said no. He is somewhat of a negative force. I have decided not to meet.”

The Labour Party confirmed to the media that Corbyn had indeed asked Trump to meet to discuss “a range of issues, including the climate emergency, threats to peace and the refugee crisis.” Instead, Corbyn spent Tuesday afternoon addressing a protest rally in London, slamming Trump’s handling of the above issues and his supposed “racism.”

Corbyn slotted into his role as dissident on Monday too, boycotting the state banquet laid out for Trump at Buckingham Palace.

For Trump, “negative” was the word of the day. After a back-and-forth spat with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the president attacked Khan’s record on crime and called the mayor a “negative force, not a positive force” who “should actually focus on his job.” Earlier, Khan had called Trump a “poster boy for the far-right."

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