NPR fact checks Trump’s Khan height claim

NPR’s Frank Langfitt fact checked Donald Trump’s tweet where he claimed that Sadiq Khan was like NYC’s Mayor Bill Deblasio but just half the height.

Here are the tweets:

Here is the Fact Check:


MARTIN: And before Air Force One even touched down at Stansted Airport, the president was already stirring things up. NPR’s Frank Langfitt is covering it all from London. Frank, let’s start off with what the president has been saying as he gets ready to begin this very important state visit.

FRANK LANGFITT, BYLINE: Well, he fired off from Twitter a criticism of Khan. He said Khan had done a terrible job as mayor of London; called him a stone-cold loser; compared him to, in the opinion of the president, the very dumb and incompetent mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio. One difference, Trump said, between the two mayors, he said that Khan is only half the height of de Blasio. That’s not true; Mayor Khan here is 5-foot-6.

MARTIN: And this is not a new…


MARTIN: …Battle of wills.

LANGFITT: (Laughter) No, they’ve been battling now for close to two years. And this started, I think, when Mayor Khan criticized President Trump’s majority – ban on people from seven majority Muslim nations. Mayor Khan is also a Muslim.

MARTIN: So has the mayor weighed in on the president’s latest remarks?

LANGFITT: He has not, but his spokesman has. And he said that these comments should be beneath the president of the United States and that the mayor is representing the progressive values of London and the United Kingdom and warned this – that President Trump is, quote, “the most egregious example of a growing far-right threat around the globe.”

I had to listen to this to see if it was a joke or not. I can’t believe the Mainstream Media actually took this seriously. Obviously what President Trump was a joke and he didn’t think Khan was three feet tall. I’ll embed the audio below so you listen for yourself about how serious NPR was about this.


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