The Labour leader boycotted a lavish Buckingham Palace state banquet held in Mr Trump’s honour and spoke out against the US President at protest rally in Westminster. London Mayor Mr Khan said Mr Trump “stands for the complete opposite of London’s values” and did not deserve the pomp and ceremony of a state occasion. But US political commentator Michael Goodwin has launched a broadside against the president’s high-profile critics, branding them the “ignorant elite’ and telling them they need a history lesson.
Writing in the New York Post, he said: “The 75th anniversary of D-Day will be marked with solemn salutes for the undaunted courage of individual soldiers and sailors and the inspired leadership that assembled the armada that liberated Europe.
“President Trump will take part in ceremonies in England and then in Normandy, France, where the German bunkers, bomb craters and the vast American cemetery stand in silent testament to the great alliance that came ashore and defeated Hitler.
“Yet to hear the London demonstrators and some foolish British politicians, Trump is the biggest problem in the world.
“Along comes Trump with his America First agenda and instantly he’s the skunk at their garden party.”
Mr Goodwin said European leaders appeared outraged Mr Trump wanted their countries to starting paying their fair share for the common defence provided by Nato.
And he said they hated his insistence on border security in the US despite being struggling to cope with their own migrant crisis.
He said: “They hate him for this and they hate him for that, but most of all they hate him for being so damn American.
“This hatred can appear to be a kind of sport for hooligans, with loud chants, quiet snubs and occasional milk shakes the weapons of choice. But this is no game.”
He took Mr Khan to task for suggesting Mr Trump “stands for the complete opposite of London’s values”.
He said: “London’s values! Asian autocrats, Mideast butchers and Russian oligarchs are welcomed there with open arms but the president of the United States is treated too often like a Third World thug.”
Mr Goodwin praised Theresa May and the Queen for hosting Mr Trump and for “understanding what America means to the world.
But he added: “The likes of Khan and Corbyn stain historic memory and embarrass their nation.
“They are the ignorant elite, seeing a hamstrung America — and a diminished Israel — as good for the world.”