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Winston Churchill’s Grandson Introduces A New Nickname For Donald Trump

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21/10/2017 15:17 BST

President Donald Trump may be a big fan of Britain’s former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

But the wartime leader’s grandson, Nicholas Soames, certainly doesn’t feel the same way about the US commander in chief — who he’s called a “daft twerp.”

On Friday, Trump appeared to blame the “spread of radical Islamic terror” for a 13 percent rise in crime in the UK:

“Not good, we must keep America safe!” Trump tweeted.

To which the 69-year-old Soames, Conservative MP for Mid Sussex, replied:

According to Merriam-Webster, “daft” can equate to “silly,” “foolish,” “mad” or “insane.” It defines “twerp” as “a silly, insignificant or contemptible person.”

Other leading political figures also called out Trump over his tweet:

While the Office for National Statistics has indeed reported a 13 percent increase in crime, it actually relates to all 5.2 million police-recorded offensesOnly 329 of those were terrorism-related.

Officials put “much” of the rise down to better crime recording methods. The statistics also only covered England and Wales, and not the whole of the UK as Trump suggested.