There are growing calls in Great Britain to rescind the state visit invitation amid fallout from Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets. PM Theresa May slammed Trump after he retweeted three videos posted by far-right Britain First group as “wrong.” The global embarrassment of America continues.
Trump tweeted on Wednesday night: “@, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!” That was after he humiliated himself by whining to a private citizen with the same name.
.@Theresa_May, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
By the way, there are more gun related deaths in the U.S. than there are terrorism deaths in the U.K. but yet Trump thinks he has the right to lecture other countries, including our closest allies.
May again clapped back on Thursday saying that Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets were “wrong,” though she stopped short of rescinding the state visit invite. No date has yet been set, so it may actually never happen.
May said, “The fact that we work together does not mean that we’re afraid to say when we think the United States has got it wrong, and be very clear with them. And I’m very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do.”
Trump’s retweets also prompted responses from many British MPs and Brendan Cox, the husband of MP Jo Cox, who was stabbed to death by a sympathizer of the group. On Thursday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she hoped May’s criticism “would have some impact on the president,” BBC News reports. MP Peter Bone also called on Trump to delete his Twitter account. Rudd said: “It’s interesting to note [Mr Bone’s] advice regarding Twitter accounts – I’m sure many of us might share his view.”
Donald Trump, not only insulted Great Britain, but also the Netherlands, who responded saying that the person in one of the videos was not an immigrant, but a Dutch national who was convicted and sentenced to prison. That video was also fake.
This is very embarrassing, but not surprising that Donald Trump would pick a fight with an ally, while he gives Vladimir Putin a pass. PM May needs to send a message that she will not be bullied by the racist buffoon masquerading as the leader of the free world. He’s not. I am with the MPs calling for the state visit to be rescinded. There’s no way a white supremacist and neo-Nazi sympathizer should be allowed to defile 10 Downing Street, Parliament and Buckingham Palace by meeting with Queen Elizabeth. We need to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office. This will not end well if he’s allowed to insult his way across the globe.
Reaction on Twitter:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 30, 2017
Brendan Cox, a man whose wife was murdered in broad daylight by someone shouting "Britain First", today watched the "leader of the free world" endorse a bigoted right-wing ideology. His calm demeanor here is admirable beyond words: pic.twitter.com/CwAemjNErD
— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) November 29, 2017
— BBC Wales Politics (@WalesPolitics) November 30, 2017
Britain First is a divisive, hateful group whose views are not in line with our values. UK has a proud history as an open, tolerant society & hate speech has no place here
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 29, 2017
TM has spent her career fighting terrorism and extremism. Doing so requires a bit more sophistication than retweeting fascists. https://t.co/yBZ4XYrfsa
— Nick Timothy (@NickJTimothy) November 30, 2017
US gun deaths in 2017: 14,177
UK terrorism deaths in 2017: 31 https://t.co/FtG7eUifOu
— Sam Freedman (@Samfr) November 30, 2017
So POTUS has endorsed the views of a vile, hate-filled racist organisation that hates me and people like me. He is wrong and I refuse to let it go and say nothing
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) November 29, 2017
The idea Donald Trump should be honoured with a state visit after the events of the past 24 hours is utterly ridiculous. No.10 should formally cancel it.
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) November 30, 2017