President Donald Trump on Saturday retweeted British far-right commentator Katie Hopkins‘ racist “Londonistan” slur attacking London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan.
“The nipple-height Mayor of Londonistan has NEVER been so unpopular,” read Hopkins’ tweet. “He has MINUS approval ratings because we are stab-city.”
“London deserves better. Get Khan Out,” it said.
As Mediaite notes: “The vulgar personal insult about the mayor’s height may have amused Trump, who has an affinity for personal insults, but it might have been the racist “Londonistan” that prompted the retweet. It’s a phrase used frequently by Hopkins and other far-right activists to refer to the fact that the Mayor and many residents of London are Muslims.”
In June, Trump retweeted a different “Londonistan” tweet from Hopkins.
LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster – will only get worse! https://t.co/n7qKI3BbD2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2019
Khan, a practicing Muslim, has been a longtime critic of Trump and the British government’s reluctance to criticize him over his indiscretions and racist outbursts.