The Wire creator David Simon spends hundreds of pounds buying Londoners pints ‘to apologise for Donald Trump’


The creator of hit television show The Wire has “apologised” for Donald Trump by visiting a London pub to buy people pints.

David Simon spent “hundreds of pounds” buying drinks at The Crown on Monmouth Street on Monday evening after the US President mocked Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for his response to the London Bridge terror attack.

Simon later tweeted that the money “wasn’t enough” to apologise for Trump’s “venal ignorance”.

He had earlier said: “Apology for Trump: Just landed in London. Compulsed to find a pub and let random folk order pints on my Amex. 11 too early. Maybe tonite.”

Apology for Trump: Just landed in London. Compulsed to find a pub and let random folk order pints on my Amex. 11 too early. Maybe tonite.

— David Simon (@AoDespair) June 5, 2017

A Yank trying to apologize for his president is headed into The Crown over near Seven Dials now. Next buncha shouts are on him.

— David Simon (@AoDespair) June 5, 2017

I stood in a London pub last night & spend hundreds of pounds buying pints, apologizing for your venal ignorance. It was not at all enough. https://t.co/BlwkL5zcdL

— David Simon (@AoDespair) June 6, 2017

A row erupted after Mr Khan tweeted that there was “no reason to be alarmed” by the additional police presence on the capital’s streets following the attack.

In reponse, Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’”

Despite widespread criticism of his original claims, the US leader wrote on Twitter on Monday: “Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his ‘no reason to be alarmed’ statement.

“MSM (mainstream media) is working hard to sell it!”

And appearing on Channel 4 News on Monday evening, Mr Khan said Mr Trump was wrong about “many things” and that his state visit should not go ahead.

“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” he said.

“When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong.

“There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong.”

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