‘Where are your manners, Mr President?’ UK minister scolds Trump over Sun interview
A UK government minister has handed President Donald Trump an extremely British dressing down over his incendiary interview with The Sun newspaper – by scolding him about his manners.
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?”
Where are your manners, Mr President?— Sam Gyimah MP (@SamGyimah) July 13, 2018
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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