It has been reported that 1 million signatures have been gathered today in the UK to ban President Trump’s visit. The petition was started on Sunday under the claim that it would “cause embarrassment” to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. The petition stated:
“Donald Trump’s well-documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales,” it added, referring to the Queen and her son, Prince Charles, who is second in line to the throne. “Therefore, during the term of his presidency, Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official state visit.”
According to reports, the British government told NBC News that “The invitation for the state visit has been extended and accepted,” he said.
A government source told the BBC that canceling the state visit would be a “populist gesture” and would “undo everything.”
In fairness, it should be noted that the loudest proponents of banning President Trump from his UK visit are the liberal elite in the UK.
Among the petition’s backers are Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, and Shami Chakrabarti, who told the BBC that the U.K. government’s position “sounds like appeasement.”
Other party leaders, including the Liberal Democrats’ boss Tim Farron and the Scottish National Party’s foreign affairs spokesman, Alex Salmond, have also cast doubt over Trump’s visit.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan went further, telling Sky News: “I am quite clear, this ban is cruel, this ban is shameful, while this ban is in place we should not be rolling out the red carpet for President Trump.”
Liberals in the UK also seem to be leading the charge against President Trump’s travel ban. Over the weekend the travel ban has ignited protest all over the world. President Trump defended the ban saying it’s temporary and necessary to keep the country safe. The ban will be in place for 120 days until a vetting process is put in place. Do you agree with this executive order?
Source: NBC News