President Donald Trump has said British hospitals are a “sea of blood” due to the rate of stabbings and knife crime across the country.
In an interview with Good Morning Britain‘s Piers Morgan, President Trump was asked about gun crime in the U.S. He hit back at Morgan, pointing out the UK’s abysmal record of violent crimes involving knives.
The President said: “In London you have stabbings all over. I read an article where everybody is being stabbed. They said your hospital is a sea of blood, all over the floors.”
President Trump’s comments are not unreflective of the reality in Britain. The month of May saw the 100th fatal stabbing of the year so far when a 32-year-old man was stabbed to death in Middlesborough.