London mayor calls for cancellation of Trump’s visit to United Kingdom

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling on the British government to cancel a state visit from President Trump after Trump criticized his response to this weekend’s terror attacks in London.

“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,” Khan said in an interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News.

“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.”

Trump criticized Khan for his comments following the weekend terror attack in London that killed at least seven people and wounded dozens more.

“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'” Trump tweeted Sunday morning.


Trump appeared to be referencing Khan’s comments earlier in the day in which he said there was no reason to worry about the increased police presence in London.

Khan’s spokesperson said Sunday that he wouldn’t respond to Trump’s tweet, saying he had “more important things to do.”

“He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police — including armed officers — on the streets,” the spokesperson said.

Khan has previously called for Trump to be denied a state visit in Britain. He pointed to Trump’s executive order barring refugees and people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. as his reason, calling the order “cruel.”

“In those circumstances, we shouldn’t be rolling out the red carpet,” he said.

Source: The Hill

3 thoughts on “London mayor calls for cancellation of Trump’s visit to United Kingdom

  • June 6, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Grover… SADIQ KAHN, Our president cares less what you say or do..Have at it…Let your country sink…We don’t care about anything you have to sat fool…

  • July 20, 2017 at 9:07 am

    he has no right to uninvite any one let alone another head of state and yes he is coming to the uk and yes he will get a red carpet and all the trimmings .just hope government are selective with the other guest invites for theday.I am sure they can find some one worthy of representing london like our Queen Elizabeth 2nd for instance yes believe it or not she is still officially the Only head of the uk that has every right to invite who she wants and make the arrangements she wants for her main invited guest .so we can with pres.trump ignore what any one else says.the person trying to spoil this visit is in no way representing any of us and does not speak on our behalf at any time .On this matter or any other .Perhaps next time they will put some one in position that does represent the people not just them self .


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