The fact that Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, is not a fan of President Donald Trump is well-known.
Khan has not been shy about his criticism of Trump, even approving the flying of a “Trump Baby” blimp attacking the President the last time he visited London and saying he was “not in the same class” as former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush and opposing his state visit.
The Trump Baby blimp was followed by those who didn’t appreciate that flying a Khan Baby blimp.
Trump in response has said that Khan hasn’t done enough to curb terrorism and crime in London.
But it turns out that actions have consequences for Khan.
And it’s the Queen delivering him a bit of a smackdown.
When Trump arrives for his upcoming state visit, Khan wouldn’t be there at the state banquet.
Labour’s Mr Khan was left off the guest list by the Monarch, despite announcing he would be happy to meet the American. Mr Khan’s spokesman, Jonathan Weisgard, told Newsweek: “The mayor has not been invited to the state banquet.”
Trump is reportedly hoping to meet with Khan’s predecessor, Boris Johnson, for dinner during the visit.
Buckingham Palace confirmed last month that Trump had accepted an invite for a three-day state visit in June to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
He will visit London as well as Portsmouth during his trip.
Good for the Queen.
The United States has been the greatest friend to Britain and the president is owed respect, even if you are a political opponent. And how Khan treated Trump was just shameful.