London Mayor Sadiq Khan rips Donald Trump as fallout grows over his anti-Muslim video retweets. The three videos he retweeted were posted by racist, fascist far right group Britain First. Khan said, “It’s increasingly clear that any official visit from President Trump to Britain would not be welcomed.”
Mayor Khan said in a news release: “President Trump yesterday used twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country.
“Many Brits who love America and Americans will see this as a betrayal of the special relationship between our two countries. It beggars belief that the President of our closest ally doesn’t see that his support of this extremist group actively undermines the values of tolerance and diversity that makes Britain so great.
“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 Prime Minister of our country should be using any influence she and her government claim to have with the President and his administration to ask him to delete these tweets and to apologise to the British people.”
Khan’s statement comes after PM Theresa May again condemned the retweets saying they were wrong. The state visit is now on hold. Members of Parliament across the political spectrum have been condemning Trump’s actions. The Archsbishop of Canterbury also called on Trump to delete the retweets and apologize. This is a disgrace on so many levels.