Focus on London! Sadiq Khan issues BITTER parting swipe at Donald Trump after huge feud

Sadiq Khan has been ‘unelected’ for a year claims commentator

Ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration today, London’s Mayor praised the “liberal values” in the capital. He said today: “London remains a beacon for equality, progressive ideas, liberal values, decency and diversity. “Thank you to everyone who stood up for our values, and stood up to Donald Trump.”

Mr Khan has been an outspoken critic of Mr Trump throughout his time in Washington and had previously labelled the outgoing President as a “growing global threat”.

In 2018, Mr Khan’s office approved a request for a blimp of Mr Trump crying as a baby to be used by protestors in London.

However, during a trip to the UK in 2019, Mr Trump labelled the mayor as a disaster for the capital after three people were killed in the space of 24 hours on June 15.

He said: “London needs a new mayor ASAP.

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

However, some took issue with Mr Khan’s comments and instead instructed him to tackle the issues facing the capital as opposed to Mr Trump.

One person said: “If only you would focus on the issues facing London!”

Another said: “I’m not a fan of Trump, but don’t kid yourself that people collectively share your values either.”

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A third said: “Now that Trump is gone are you going to start actually running the city or are you just going to virtue signal some more?”

Ahead of Mr Biden’s inauguration today, 25,000 troops have been deployed to Washington DC following the riots seen on Capitol Hill last month.

Mr Trump will not be attending the ceremony today and will instead return to his residence in Florida.

Before returning to his Mar-a-Lago golf club in Palm Beach, Mr Trump will hold a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

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Ahead of the ceremony, Mr Trump used his presidential power to grant pardons to more than 140 people including his former adviser, Steve Bannon.

In his farewell speech, he expressed his pride over what he had achieved in his four years in office and highlighted his Middle East peace deals.

Hours before being sworn in, Mr Biden used a series of executive orders to reverse some decisions made by the former President.

The new orders were in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and racial injustice.

Mr Biden will now take the US back into the Paris Climate Agreement, which came in force in 2016 and the World Health Organization.

With the Democrat entering the White House, former Prime Minister, Theresa May, has ordered Boris Johnson to form greater ties with Washington and restore the UK’s moral standing in the world.

She said in the MailOnline: “In Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, I believe Britain has partners for positive action to make our world a safer place.

“The US and the UK share enduring values: respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom of speech and thought, representative democracy, equality and the rule of law.

“These values have shaped our societies. In the past, we have had common cause to defend them.

“Today, those values are under threat once again – and once again, the UK has a responsibility to play its part in defending them.

“The arrival of President Biden provides Britain with a golden opportunity.

“He is an experienced hand, having served eight years as a diplomatically engaged vice president.”

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