British tabloid The Daily Mirror ripped into President Trump on its front page for “smugly” sitting in former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s chair.
“How dare you,” the headline on the Mirror’s front page reads.
“You insult our country, attack our [National Health Service], embarrass our Queen, undermine our ‘special relationship,’ humiliate our [prime minister]…and then smugly pose in Winston Churchill’s armchair,” Saturday’s front page states.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) July 13, 2018
The tabloid also published a report quoting British Labour leaders criticizing the image.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out the photograph Thursday with the caption: “@POTUS sits in Winston Churchill’s chair as a guest of Prime Minister May at Chequers.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) July 13, 2018
Churchill’s grandson called Trump a “daft twerp” last year for connecting the United Kingdom’s rise in crime to “radical Islamic terror.”
British lawmakers slammed President Trump after his interview with a British newspaper criticizing Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Brexit and accusing London Mayor Sadiq Khan of not standing up to terrorists.
“Trump is a racist & disrespects our nation. Why does he get to meet our Queen? And those Tories saying we should respect him simply because he is elected President – by that logic shouldn’t he respect our Prime Minister & London’s Mayor?” tweeted Anna Turley, a Labour Party member of Parliament, in response to Trump’s interview with The Sun.
Trump is a racist & disrespects our nation. Why does he get to meet our Queen? And those Tories saying we should respect him simply because he is elected President – by that logic shouldn’t he respect our Prime Minister & London’s Mayor? https://t.co/iaudAPoUK8
— Anna Turley MP (@annaturley) July 12, 2018
Conservative Parliament member Sarah Wollaston told The Guardian the “dog-whistle rhetoric” in the interview was “repulsive.”
“The divisive, dog-whistle rhetoric in his Sun interview is repulsive. If signing up to the Trump world view is the price of a deal, it’s not worth paying,” she said, adding that Trump was “determined to insult” the prime minister.
“Our prime minister is so weak she still rolls out the red carpet for a man who does nothing but insult her. Humiliating,” said Ben Bradshaw, a Labour Party member of Parliament for Exeter.
Labour Party Parliament member, Rupa Huq, told The Guardian that Trump’s comments about Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, constituted Islamophobia.
“A dash of Islamophobia lobbed at Sadiq Khan who he blames for terrorism. Awful stuff,” she said.