President Donald Trump was apparently amused by or in agreement with a racist attack on Saturday, when he retweeted far-right Brit Katie Hopkins‘ insult and slur of London mayor Sadiq Khan.
“The nipple-height Mayor of Londonistan has NEVER been so unpopular,” read the Hopkins tweet. “He has MINUS approval ratings because we are stab-city.” “London deserves better. Get Khan Out,” it said.
The vulgar personal insult about the mayor’s height may have amused Trump, who has an affinity for personal insults, but it might have been the racist “Londonistan” that prompted the retweet. It’s a phrase used frequently by Hopkins and other far-right activists to refer to the fact that the Mayor and many residents of London are Muslims.
Hopkins was a contestant on the British version of The Apprentice and several other reality shows. She’s since become one of the UK’s most prominent far-right activists and is a supporter of imprisoned far-right extremist Tommy Robinson, a founder of the extremist English Defense League. She was fired from her columnist gig at the Daily Mail after tweeting a call for a “final solution” after the bombing at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert.
The nipple-height Mayor of Londonistan has NEVER been so unpopular. He has MINUS approval ratings because we are stab-city.
London deserves better. Get Khan Out. pic.twitter.com/2bsvI0nenw
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) August 1, 2019