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    London Mayor Sadiq Khan Brands Trump 'Six-Foot-Three Child’ Amid Their Transatlantic Row

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    The US president and the mayor of the British capital have long been exchanging jabs, but tensions peaked recently amid Donald Trump’s state visit. In addition to accusing Sadiq Khan of doing a "terrible job" in the city and calling him “a stone cold loser”, the US politician also mocked his height.

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan took a dig at his transatlantic adversary Donald Trump as he addressed teachers at the Together For Education event in London. Echoing Trump’s recent rant, which mocked his height, the British politician joked about switching his phone off and roasted the US president over his love for Twitter rows.

    “For those of you that have your phones on, if somebody starts tweeting about me - a six-foot-three child in the White House - can you let me know?” Khan told the gathering, prompting laughter and applauding.

    The remark split the social media audience. Some branded Khan’s behaviour childish and blasted him for lacking perspective.

    ​Others backed his attack on Trump.

    ​It is not the first child reference in Khan’s transatlantic feud with the US commander-in-chief, as the mayor has already compared him with a child, saying he is showing “'sort of behaviour I would expect from an 11-year-old.”

    Earlier, Trump’s slammed the politician and referred to him as the “twin of [New York City Mayor Bill] de Blasio, except shorter.”

    ​Trump’s tirade followed Khan’s criticism as he had referred to the president's trip to the country as a regrettable event and gave his permission for anti-Trump activists to fly the famous "Baby Trump" balloon.

    However, it was not the first time the two publicly clashed over recent years. Trump earlier accused Khan of doing a "bad job" on tackling terrorism in the capital, while the mayor challenged Trump on climate issues and blamed him for being part of the right-wing's resurgence.

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