But the wartime leader’s grandson, Nicholas Soames, certainly doesn’t feel the same way about the U.S. 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 United Kingdom:
“Not good, we must keep America safe!” Trump tweeted.
To which the 69-year-old Soames, who is a current Conservative member of the United Kingdom parliament, 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 British political figures also called out Trump over his tweet:
While the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics has indeed reported a 13 percent increase in crime, it actually relates to all 5.2 million police-recorded offenses. Only 329 of those were terrorism-related.