‘Where are your manners, Mr President?’ UK minister scolds Trump over Sun interview
Sam Gyimah, the junior minister for universities, science and research, took to Twitter on Friday to ask the visiting statesman: “Where are your manners, Mr President?”
The intervention by the MP for East Surrey is the first note of protest from a UK government official following Trump’s sit-down with the tabloid in which he criticised Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy and backed the recently-departed former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to succeed her as prime minister.
“He would make a great prime minister,” Trump told the tabloid. “I have a lot of respect for Boris. He obviously likes me, and says very good things about me. I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point. I think he is a great representative for your country.”
Trump also took aim at London Mayor Sadiq Khan, saying he was doing a “bad job” on combating terrorism and crime in the city. The president also blamed immigration for the rise in violent crime in the city.
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