Sadiq Khan: Donald Trump is not Welcome in the UK after Retweeting Far-Right Videos


By U.S. Department of State from United States via Wikimedia Commons

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has advised Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to stop any plans for an official visit by Donald Trump, the President of the United States.

On Wednesday, the US President caused outrage in Britain after he utilised his Twitter account in order to share anti-Islam videos from Britain First, a UK far-right group.

A spokesperson for Theresa May said that the actions of President Trump were wrong. However, in a sharp response, Trump stated that Theresa May should instead concentrate on the terrorism that is happening within Britain.

Read also: Donald Trump to Theresa May: ‘Don’t Focus on Me, Focus on the Destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism in UK’

In a statement that was made on Thursday, Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, said that the original tweets of Trump were a betrayal of the “special relationship” between the two countries.

Khan stated: “President Trump yesterday use Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country.”

The London Mayor then requested Theresa May to cancel any plans to entertain Trump on an official visit.

Khan added: “As the mayor of this great diverse city, I have previously called on Theresa May to cancel her ill-judged offer of a state visit to President Trump.

“After this latest incident, it is increasingly clear that any official visit at all from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed.”

The London Mayor said that the government of the United Kingdom should be requesting Donald Trump to delete the offensive tweets and apologise to the people of Britain.

Read also: Britain First’s Jayda Fransen Appeal to Trump for Legal Assistance

It is not the first time that Khan and Trump have clashed.

In June, Trump pointed to the number of wounded and dead in a terror attack that happened on London Bridge and seemed to mock Khan for telling Londoners not to be alarmed.