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London mayor slams Trump over golfing amid Hurricane Dorian

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
In this AFP file photo taken on June 14, 2019 Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrives for a service of remembrance for the Grenfell tower fire at St Helen's church in west London.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has lashed out at US President Donald Trump over golfing amid Hurricane Dorian.

Khan made the comments in an interview with Politico, asserting that remaining silent towards Trump’s attitude amounts to “disservice to Londoners.”

“He’s clearly busy dealing with a hurricane out on the golf course,” Khan said, further censuring Trump’s support for white nationalism.

Storm clouds move in over Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on September 2, 2019.

“These people have been inspired by mainstream politicians who subscribe to their point of view,” said the mayor, describing the US president as a “guy who amplifies racist tweets; amplifies the tweets of fascists; says things that are deeply objectionable.”

“If I don’t stand up and call that out I think I’m doing a disservice to Londoners who chose me as their mayor.”

The American president was away visiting his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia amid the heavy storms and flash flooding caused by the deadly hurricane.

Trump has declared a state of emergency for the US state of Georgia as Hurricane Dorian was on its course towards Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina after battering Bahamas.

At least five people have died so far in Bahamas, according to Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, who called the hurricane "unprecedented and extensive."

“We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” he said as cited by the Associated Press.


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