Trump Meets Queen, Escalates Feud with London Mayor

President Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade after London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a newspaper column that Trump did not deserve red-carpet treatment.

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LONDON (AP) — Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud with London’s anti-Trump mayor before his plane had touched down on English soil. Trump and his wife, Melania, flew by helicopter to Buckingham Palace, landing on a lawn where Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, greeted them. They received a deafening royal…

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