Some United Kingdom leaders oppose the scheduled visit from US President Donald Trump after he used a terrorist attack to lie and spread fake news about London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Trump was trying again to gain momentum for his unconstitutional Muslim ban.
After the recent terrorist attacks that killed seven in London, Trump twisted the words of, and spread fake news about Khan, a Muslim, by falsely claiming the mayor said there was “no reason to be alarmed” by the terrorist attacks. Khan actually informed citizens that they should not be alarmed by the sight of armed policeman on London streets.
The police were trained to deal with the situation and were able to stop the terrorists while also helping people.
Not long after claiming he will “never ever stand for religious discrimination,” Trump used the tragedy to push his Muslim ban agenda. He has previously called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron called for British Prime Minister Theresa May to rescind Trump’s invitation to the country. Mayor Khan also called for Trump’s visit to be cancelled because his policies ““go against everything we stand for.”
“Trump is an embarrassment to America,” Farron said. “In the wake of the recent terrorist attack, two of which killed people on the streets of London, Donald Trump decides to use his time in the Oval Office to attack the Mayor of London on Twitter.”
“Theresa May absolutely must withdraw the state visit,” he added. “This is a man insulting our national values at a time of introspection and mourning.”
“We need a special relationship not a supine relationship.”
Tim Farron says Trump’s state visit invitation should be rescinded. pic.twitter.com/vmBPPzbSsx
— Peter Walker (@peterwalker99) June 5, 2017
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)