London Mayor Boris Johnson blasts Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s claims of Muslim-controlled no-go zones in Britain as "complete nonsense," and says he may be in need of "some sort of gentle education."
Speaking in Washington at a breakfast hosted by Politico
, the American-born, British-raised mayor would be happy to offer Jindal a lesson on the "jumbled up" ethnic mix in London.
"There are no no-go zones," Johnson said.
"It isn't true," he said, adding he'd be "more than happy to personally escort" Jindal to "any area of London he thinks is a no-go zone."
Jindal, a potential GOP candidate for president in 2016, referred to such alleged no-go zones
while on a trip to London in January.
But despite coming under fire
for the remarks, Jindal has largely stuck to his guns, saying he doesn't think entire cities are no-go zones, but that certain neighborhood are not welcoming to non-Muslims, Politico says.
"It’s complete nonsense," Johnson declared, Politico reports.
While withholding comment on presidential prospects for Jindal and another possible GOP candidate, Gov. Chris Christie
— who drew criticism for his remarks on mandatory vaccines while visiting Britain last month — Johnson heaped praised on Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic contender, calling her "absolutely brilliant," Politico reports.
It's a vastly different opinion than one he ventured in 2007, when he wrote
of the former secretary of state and first lady:
"She represents, on the face of it, everything I came into politics to oppose … an all-round purse-lipped political correctness," he wrote, adding, "She’s got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital."
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