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Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan as a 'stone cold loser' in a new war of words

Donald Trump today attacked Sadiq Khan as a 'stone cold loser' in a new war of words between the US President and London mayor.

US President Donald Trump waves to the media as he and his wife, Melania, arrive at Stansted Airport in Essex Credit: PA

Mr Trump fired off a fresh Twitter volley minutes before landing at London's Stansted Airport ahead of an official state visit.

Mr Khan yesterday criticised the UK government for rolling out the red carpet. He said the visit would be viewed in the future with 'profound regret'.

The President's plane, Air Force One, at Stanstead in Essex

The President's plane Airforce One was minutes from touchdown when he tweeted his latest barbs.

He accused Mr Khan of doing a 'terrible job' as Mayor of London and being 'foolishly nasty' in his attitude to a visiting president.

He also made an unfavourable comparison between Mr Khan and New York mayor Bill de Blasio.

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This is much more serious than childish insults which should be beneath the President of the United States. Sadiq is representing the progressive values of London and our country, warning that Donald Trump is the most egregious example of a growing far-right threat around the globe, which is putting at risk the basic values that have defined our liberal democracies for more than 70 years.

– Spokesperson for Sadiq Khan