UK: Johnson rules out cancelling Trump's state visit

UK: Johnson rules out cancelling Trump's state visit

Mr Trump has launched a torrent of abuse at London mayor Sadiq Kahn following the London Bridge terror attack. Theresa May absolutely must withdraw the state visit.

"We should stand in solidarity with London today and put it bluntly: Donald Trump - you are not welcome in Birmingham".

When a representative for Khan pointed out that those words were actually said in relation to the increased police presence in the city, Trump branded it a "pathetic excuse" that was being pushed by the mainstream media. But he hit a new low on Monday when he attacked the mayor of London for his attempts to calm his own residents following the terrorist attack Saturday night. "There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts". "One of the things police and all of us need to do is make sure we're as safe as we possibly can be".

President Trump fired off a series of critical tweets over Mr Khan's handling of the London Bridge terror attack, mocking the mayor's comments that there was "no reason to be alarmed" over armed police on the streets.

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Ever since Mr Trump came into power, he and Mr Khan have had a bitter relationship as the USA president and his family has never left alone the chance to put Mr Khan on the spot, often taking his quotes out of context; all this only because he is Muslim.

Khan initially refused to engage with Trump, who was seemingly using Khan's comments to push his own stance on immigration, but he has since come out and suggested that Trump's planned state visit to the United Kingdom should no longer take place given his argumentative response to the London mayor. He said: "We've got to recognise that some people want to divide our communities, some people thrive on fuelling division".

Although Khan responded to past attacks from the president, he denied doing so this week, with his office saying that the mayor "has more important things than responding to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet".

They included Mike Leddy, Labour councillor for Brandwood in Birmingham, and Mariam Khan, Labour councillor for Washwood Heath.

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