Sadiq Khan: Cancel Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit

Olive Rios
June 9, 2017

As for Trump, Khan acknowledges that Britain and the USA have a "special relationship", no matter who is president.

The most recent example of President Trump rebuking the London Mayor after the London Bridge terror attacks was by no means an isolated incident. "He is wrong about his travel ban on Muslims, and he is wrong about many other things".

Trump's middle son, Eric Trump said, "This has become the new norm".

"The invitation has been issued and accepted but I see no reason to change that", he said. "I see no reason to rescind it", he said Monday, according to Reuters. "I think it's a very good thing, and I hope he does a very good job because frankly, that would be very, very good".

May's Conservative government has worked closely with Khan, who represents the rival Labour party, she told the newspaper.

He also said he was supporting his Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton, saying: "I hope she trounces him".

If London's mayor has anything to say about it, President Donald Trump won't be visiting the city anytime soon. But then again this is Trump.

On Sunday, following a Saturday terrorist incident in London that killed 7 and injured 48, Trump tweeted out a message criticizing Khan.

With his daily inflammatory remarks and nonsensical decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Trump has alienated top leaders from around the globe.

It's worth noting Trump did not criticize Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham following last month's terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

Yet, Khan's supporters pushed back at Trump's assertion, noting that Khan was simply telling Londoners not to be afraid of the increased police presence as the city took necessary precautions.

Mr Khan has called for the US President's planned state visit to the United Kingdom to be scrapped, but Mrs May has now said Mr Trump's controversial trip will go ahead.

"MSM [mainstream media] working hard to sell it!"

"What Donald Trump did in response to the British tragedy was, again, I think, inappropriate for a toddler, much less the president of the United States", Rep. Jim Himes of CT said on CNN's New Day.

"Why do I use language like that?" he asked.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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