Before Joe Biden’s inauguration today, the Mayor of London praised the capital’s “liberal values”. He said today: “London remains a beacon of equality, progressive ideas, liberal values, decency and diversity. “Many thanks to everyone who stood up for our values and for Donald Trump.”
Mr. Khan was an outspoken critic of Mr. Trump throughout his time in Washington and had previously described the outgoing president as a “growing global threat”.
In 2018, Mr Khan’s office approved an application for an airship belonging to Mr Trump, who is crying as a baby, to be used by protesters in London.
However, during a trip to the UK in 2019, Trump described the mayor as a disaster for the capital after three people were killed within 24 hours on June 15.
He said: “London needs a new mayor as soon as possible.
“Khan is a disaster – it will only get worse!”
However, some questioned Mr Khan’s comments and instead directed him to tackle the capital’s problems as opposed to Mr Trump.
One person said, “If only you could focus on the problems London is facing!”
Another said: “I’m not a fan of Trump, but don’t kid yourself that people share your values together.”
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Prior to the ceremony, Mr Trump used his power as president to grant pardons to more than 140 people, including his former adviser Steve Bannon.
In his farewell speech, he expressed his pride in what he had achieved in his four years in office and highlighted his peace agreements in the Middle East.
Hours before he was sworn in, Mr. Biden used a number of executive orders to reverse some of the former president’s decisions.
The new orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and racial injustice.
Mr. Biden will now include the USA again in the Paris Climate Agreement, which came into force in 2016, and the World Health Organization.
With the Democrat’s entry into the White House, former Prime Minister Theresa May directed Boris Johnson to forge closer ties with Washington and restore Britain’s moral standing in the world.
She said on MailOnline: “In Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, I believe the UK has partners for positive action to make our world a safer place.
“The US and UK share enduring values: respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom of expression and thought, representative democracy, equality and the rule of law.
“These values have shaped our societies. In the past we had common reasons to defend them.
“Today these values are threatened again – and Britain has a renewed responsibility to do its part in defending these values.
“The arrival of President Biden presents the UK with a golden opportunity.
“He is a seasoned man who served eight years as a diplomatically engaged vice president.”