US President Donald Trump has reignited his political feud with Sadiq Khan, calling him a “stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London”
But in an unprecedented step, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has suggested the two of them sort out their differences in song, by covering the Christmas favourite “Fairy Tale of New York”, for today’s modern audience, rather than a seemingly endless twitter spat.
It follows Mr Khan’s attack on Mr Trump ahead of his three-day state visit to the UK.
“Twitter really isn’t my best medium for insulting World Leaders”, stated Sadiq Khan, “I’m much more at home expressing my creativity with inflatable effigies, interpretive dance and song. ‘Fairy Tale of New York’, would be just perfect, once we rework the lyrics so I can fully concentrate on insulting the President of a country 3000 miles away, instead of sorting out the rising crime problems in London. I’ve got Billy Bragg on-board and I am very excited about this new community project. The only difficulty I foresee, is who would be Shane MacGowan. Neither I, or President Trump, like a drink”
Mr Trump wrote: “Sadiq Khan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom.
” Dueting on ‘Fairy Tale of New York’ is a ridiculous idea”, the President retorted, “I think ‘Laughing Gnome’ would be far more apt for your failing Mayor. Very bad Mayor. Worst Mayor ever. Very rude.”
In May 2016 Mr Trump challenged the newly-elected London mayor to an IQ test after Mr Khan said his views on Islam were “ignorant”.
“I politely declined Donald Trump’s offer”, responded Mr Khan, “I can’t stand the programme. I much preferred it in the Stephen Fry days.”
In response to Mr Trump’s tweets, a spokesman for Mr Khan said: “This is much more serious than childish insults which should be beneath the president of the United States
“The use of childish name calling and the sanctioning of inflatable blimps is clearly a Mayoral, rather than Presidential responsibility”, he went onto add, “I’ve got another five ‘Trump Babies’ on order as we speak”
Shane MacGowen, writer of ‘Fairy Tale of New York’
And is, remarkably, still alive.