Jan 30, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Boris Johnson on Trump: we've invited worse

Nyein Chan Naing / AP

With thousands across the United Kingdom protesting Trump's immigration executive order today, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson did his best to defend the state invitation extended by Queen Elizabeth II to President Trump in a speech to the House of Commons:

"To the best of my knowledge, both Nicolae Ceaușescu and Robert Mugabe have been entertained by Her Majesty the Queen, and I think most Members would concede that it is our duty and the right thing to do to make preparations now for receiving our friend, our partner, the leader of a long-established great democracy and our most important ally."

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