London mayor tries to block Trump from UK after retweeting anti-Muslim videos

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News ID: 16330
Publish Date: 16:38 - 30 November 2017
TEHRAN, November 30 - London's Mayor Sadiq Khan said Donald Trump is not welcome in the capital after the US President retweeted far-right anti-Muslim videos posted by the Britain First group.

London mayor tries to block Trump from UK after retweeting anti-Muslim videosTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Khan, who was involved in an earlier Twitter spat with Trump after he criticized the mayor’s response to the London terror attacks, repeated his call for the state visit to be cancelled.

He also urged Theresa May to demand an apology from the White House over the incident.

Khan said: "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 apologize to the British people."

Source: Express


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