Keith Olbermann, saying “Donald Trump is not of sound mind,” apologized to the U.K. for what he called “insensitive comments” by the U.S. president following the weekend's London Bridge attack that left seven people dead and 48 injured.
Trump took to Twitter after Saturday’s attack to criticize London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, according to The Guardian.
Trump appeared to be “ill-informed,” though, misconstruing Khan’s statement made during an interview about the attack early Sunday.
Olbermann, the current host of GQ’s political webshow “The Resistance,” came to Khan’s defense, telling the people of Britain that “Donald Trump is not of sound mind,” adding that “We are working to correct the problem as soon as possible,” per The Huffington Post.
Olbermann said it won’t be an easy task to get Trump out of office before his first term is up (video below).
“Amid all that he creates – mass confusion, charges of corruption, hints at collusion – there is a stark reality. In almost any other job in this country, assuredly in any other private sector job…Donald Trump, our national embarrassment, our international disgrace, would have been fired by now,” he said.
“His complete incompetence, his complete failure, and his complete inability to see his incompetence and his failure as anything except personal brilliance would get him fired everywhere from the boardroom at Microsoft to the deep fryer at McDonald’s.”
In the wake of Trump’s criticisms of Mayor Khan, a suggestion the his trip to the U.K. might be canceled has become a serious possibility.
“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” Khan told London’s 4 News on Monday.
“When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity, but you call them out when they are wrong,” he added. “There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong.”
Despite Khan’s remarks, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson disagrees that Trump’s visit should be canceled.
“The invitation has been issued and accepted and I see no reason to change that but as far as what Sadiq Khan has said about the reassurances he’s offered the people of London, I think he was entirely right to speak in the way he did,” Johnson told Reuters.
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