President Donald Trump’s has canceled his visit to the United Kingdom. According to the Guardian, Trump did so because he lost favor with the British people over his notions about the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan. and the London Bridge Terrorist attack.
There has been a feud between Khan and Trump over London Bridge attack. After the attack, the London Mayor said there was “no reason to be alarmed,” referring to additional police presence on the streets of London, not the attack itself.
The President tweeted the morning after the attack:
“At least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!”
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
Totally misinterpreting the London Mayor’s response to the incident, Trump still went ahead to say that the Mayor was making “pathetic excuses”
After being criticized by Trump in these two tweets, Mayor Khan called on the British Government to cancel Trump’s scheduled state visit to Britain. According to a report from Sun, the Queen had extended an invitation to Trump to visit U.K, which was planned to be from October 5 to 8.
This will allow Trump to bypass a controversial address to the British Parliament, and instead meet the Queen at her Scottish residence at Balmoral. This visit has been scheduled before the House of Commons return from its recess.
While on Channel 4 News on Monday evening, Khan said Trump was wrong about “many things” and that his state visit should not go ahead:
“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for.”
The Speaker of House of Commons, John Bercow also supports that Trump should not visit to Britain. He said MPs’ “opposition to racism and to sexism” and “support for equality and an independent judiciary” were “hugely important considerations.”
“Donald Trump should not be allowed to address the U.K Parliament.”
Bercow’s statement came as an embarrassment to Prime Minister Theresa May, who is being criticized for inviting Trump to make a state visit to U.K.
Trump has since told May he will postpone his U.K. visit until the British perception of him improves. The cancellation came as a surprise to May.
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