The liberal mayor of London, an outspoken opponent of President Trump, said the Commander-in-Chief would “not be welcomed” in the UK capital; repeating his call for Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel Trump’s visit to the staunch American ally.
Mayor Sadiq Khan made his incendiary comments in a written statement, responding to the London Assembly’s request on how the city’s government would prepare for an official state visit from the President.
“What will you do to make the President of the United States, our greatest friend and ally, feel welcome when he comes to visit London in February 2018?” asked an assembly member earlier this month.
“As Mayor, I will always speak up to protect the interests and security of Londoners. I have previously called on Theresa May to cancel her ill-judged offer of a state visit to President Trump,” responded Khan. “After the latest incident, where President Trump used twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country, it is clear that any official visit here would not be welcomed.”
“Many Brits who love both America and Americans, as I do, will see recent comments made by President Trump as hardly in tune with the special relationship between our two countries,” he added. “London is a beacon of tolerance, acceptance and diversity, and Mr Trump has demonstrated time and time again that his views are completely incompatible with the values Londoners hold dear.”
The feud between Khan and President Trump dates back to last summer, when the President harshly criticized the mayor’s “pathetic excuse” regarding a deadly terror attack in the UK capital.
“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'” tweeted Trump.
h/t Breitbart News