CNN’s Ward: Trump Not Well Liked in ‘Tolerant,’ ‘Diverse’ London

June 3rd, 2019 4:30 PM

CNN international correspondent Clarissa Ward joined the hosts of New Day on Monday to talk about President Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom where she eagerly told viewers that Trump is not well liked in such a "tolerant" and "diverse" city such as London.

Co-host Poppy Harlow asked Ward for her thoughts on "the very public spat" between Trump and London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The latest chapter being when Khan wrote in a Sunday op-ed that Trump is, "'one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat' whose behavior, 'flies into the face of the ideals America was founded on.'"

Ward said that while there would be some people who would say that Khan was out of line, but that many people would also concur with him. "But, more broadly speaking, we've seen other opposition members, notably Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition here, he's not even attending the state banquet this evening. That's because I do think among a large swath of the population, people here feel very, very strongly about President Donald Trump," she declared before adding, "They do not feel he embodies the kind of values they do. And particularly with regards to London. This is an incredibly multinational, multicultural, diverse, vibrant, and tolerant city."





Jeremy Corbyn could be described as a lot of things, but "tolerant" is not one of them. Corbyn will not meet with the President of the United States, but will go on Iranian state-run TV and meet with Hamas, Hezbollah, the those associated with the Irish Republican Army a mere two weeks after the IRA tried to assassinate Margaret Thatcher.

Of all the journalists in the UK, Corbyn's Labour Party hired a man who claims that the number of people murdered by Joseph Stalin has been greatly exaggerated, how thinks that East Germany wasn't that bad, and blamed the Russian dismemberment of Georgia and Ukraine on the United States (just imagine if Trump blamed the U.S. for Russia's actions in South Ossetia or Crimea).

Corbyn himself said NATO was set up to provoke a cold war with the Soviet Union. His Shadow Chancellor once quoted Mao's Little Red Book during a budget debate before hurling it across the room; he would later say it was a joke. Most damning for Corbyn however, has been that MPs are leaving the Labour Party over concerns of raising anti-Semitism, masquerading as anti-Zionism or criticism of Israel, within the party that Corbyn has failed to eradicate.

Ward, who donated $500 to the 2008 Obama Campaign, mentioned precisely none of this in an attempt to portray foreign opposition to Trump as "tolerant."